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The ‘Ohana Blog

The AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence (CoE) team is a passionate group of individuals who are deeply about the well being of our Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.. The ‘Ohana Blog features stories, education, and experiences authored by the CoE team.

Episode 1: Exploring Hidden Histories of Asian American Farmers in Watsonville, California
Episode 1: Exploring Hidden Histories of Asian American Farmers in Watsonville, California
Joanne Rondilla and Kathleen Wong(Lau) lead a discussion uncovering the historical narratives of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander…
Decolonizing Our Work During Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Every Month
Decolonizing Our Work During Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Every Month
Co-authored by Kathleen Wong(Lau), Ph.D., Joanne Rondilla, Ph.D., and Lilinoe Kauahikaua, MSW. The ‘Ohana Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health…
Introducing Roots Reclaimed Podcast
Introducing Roots Reclaimed Podcast
We are happy to announce the launch of Roots Reclaimed Podcast! Roots Reclaimed is a podcast that explores the hidden…
A Daughter’s Healing Journey of Intergenerational Trauma
A Daughter’s Healing Journey of Intergenerational Trauma
“Be quiet.” “Don’t speak up.” “Don’t stand out.” “Don’t be different.” “Don’t be difficult.” These are some spoken and unspoken…
An Introduction to E Hui Ana Nā Moku: Harm Reduction Community Resource Guide
An Introduction to E Hui Ana Nā Moku: Harm Reduction Community Resource Guide
In recognition of self harm awareness month in May, we are sharing a resource developed by our friends at Papa…
Reflections on the Second Annual ‘Ohana CoE Working Retreat
Reflections on the Second Annual ‘Ohana CoE Working Retreat
Dr. Kathleen Wong(Lau) (she/her) Project Facilitator, AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence, University Diversity Officer at California State University East Bay.…
Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i
Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i
Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi or Hawaiian Language Month, celebrated annually in February, honors and promotes the rich cultural heritage of the…
How Lunar New Year is Celebrated Among Asian Cultures
How Lunar New Year is Celebrated Among Asian Cultures
Lunar New Year is a diverse and beautiful holiday that is celebrated among many Asian cultures and families. In celebration…
What is ‘Ohana?
What is ‘Ohana?
‘Ohana – what is an ‘ohana? ‘Ohana, Aiga, Kainga, Kopu tangata, Magafaoa, Whanau—Family, is central to Pacific communities and is…