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Saturday, July 26 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Screening of “Ho`onani: A Place in the Middle” (film)

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This workshop will feature a new film and discussion by award winning directors and Joe Wilson. Ho'onani: A Place in the Middle is the story of a ten-year old girl who becomes the leader of a high school’s hula group traditionally led and performed by men. While born female, Ho'onani has long known that she is “in the middle,” between male and female. She is fortunate to have the support of a teacher who is māhū (an individual in Hawaiian culture who represents a “third gender”). This wonderful film is an example of how binary understandings about gender are far from universal and how a young person can strive to make a difference. Discussion with Joe Wilson to follow.


Adam Chang

Teen Conference Director
Adam Chang, Esq., Community Outreach Coordinator, works with individuals, agencies, and organizations that serve children, families, and communities of color. Through collaborative and mutually beneficial partnerships, he aims to promote increased understanding and awareness of gender diversity. Prior to Gender Spectrum, Adam was an Outreach Coordinator for Upwardly Global, connecting immigrant professionals with U.S. based employers. He also... Read More →

Joe Wilson

Director, Qwaves
Joe Wilson [he, him] is a filmmaker and long-time human rights activist. He produced “Out In The Silence,” an Emmy Award-winning PBS film about LGBT rights and equality in rural America, and “Kumu Hina,” a new PBS film about traditional Hawaiian culture's embrace of gender diversity. Wilson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali. He lives with his partner in life and filmmaking, Dean... Read More →

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Soda Center – Claey’s Lounge St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

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