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Elevate Your Voice  This is the IG home of Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC); promoting social justice for Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities.

http://www.empoweredpi.org/

Nothing more POWERFUL than hearing about the career journeys of your own people. Fascinating to hear from folks at different levels of entertainment careers. Thank you @uclapiaa for getting us together in one room! Check out these #UCLAalumni doing big things!

#EmpoweredPI #UCLA #UCLAPIAA #Bruins #Networking #PacificIslander #Polynesian #Melanesian #Micronesian #Diversity

#WokeWednesday In loving memory of former Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from American Samoa, Eni Faleomavaega; we honor your memory on this #WokeWednesday
Our love and deepest condolences go out to the Hunkin family during this difficult time.
Eni was the Former U.S. Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Global Environment. He introduced a congressional legislation consisting of a private bill and resolution aimed to compensate Marshallese who were affected during the U.S. nuclear testing in the 1940s and 1950s. The legislation would initiate perhaps the last best hope for the U.S. to honor its moral obligations to the people of the Marshall Islands who sacrificed so much for the security of the United States of America.
This is a photo of Eni and former President of the Marshall Islands, Kessai Note.
We must follow Eni's example and work to love and protect one another regardless of which island or nation we come from! Together we can impact change! Together we can build! Together, we must!!! βœŠπŸΎβœŠπŸΎβœŠπŸΎπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•Š Manuia Lou Malaga, Eni Faleomavaega ❀️
#WokeWednesday #StayWoke #EniFaleomavaega #AmericanSamoa #MarshallIslands #EmpoweredPI #ElevateYourVoice #EPIC #PacificIslander #Micronesia #Melanesia #Polynesia #WeAreImmigrants #Resist

#TalanoaTuesday 1 out of 5 NHPI families have 3 or more workers contributing to the house, yet we see the rate of poverty in our community growing. We struggle to keep food on the table, pay our bills, and send our kids to school; all the while dreaming of a better future for our next generation. Clearly, it isn't a matter of an unwillingness to work hard. We know what hard work looks like! What can we do differently to change the course for our next generation?
Post your solutions in the comments below! ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 #EmpoweredPI #ElevateYourVoice #EPIC #PacificIslander #Micronesia #Melanesia #Polynesia #WeAreImmigrants #Resist #DisaggregatedData

#MoanaMonday Our cultural knowledge sustained our ancestors, our cultures, and our lands for thousands of years. Master Navigator Papa Mau Piailug taught us that we cannot be gatekeepers of our cultural knowledge. It must be shared across generations and across islands!!! Our cultural knowledge is slowly becoming lost with many of our younger generations. How can we, as a community, educate and pass on our cultural knowledge so it is not lost with our younger generations? #MondayMantras
#EmpoweredPI #ElevateYourVoice #EPIC #PacificIslander #Micronesia #Melanesia #Polynesia #WeAreImmigrants #Resist

It's time for #fbf to learn Pacific Islander Hxstory. "Te Whiti-O-Rongomai III was a Maori spiritual and political leader in one of the largest villages in Aotearoa (NZ), Parihaka. Natives of the village saw great civil rights infringements as the Europeans began mass confiscation and dispossession of Maori land in the late 1800s. Te Whiti led the Maori people in a non-violent resistance and spoke of honesty, peace, and hope, welcoming battle-thirsty soldiers into their village, even offering them food and drink. Despite enduring 19 years of inprisonment without trial, Te Whiti continued to lead Maori people to meet violence and greed with peace and friendship." - M. Washington.
http://www.i102fly.com/
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#EmpoweredPI #ElevateYourVoice #EPIC #PacificIslander #Micronesia #Melanesia #Polynesia #WeAreImmigrants #Resist #Hxstory #Maori #newzealand #Histroy #Resistance

#ThinkAboutItThursday
What back-breaking work did your immigrant grandparents do when they came here? Someone else's immigrant parents are now feeding their families the same way. THAT is what #ADayWithoutImmigrants is about!
#EmpoweredPI #ElevateYourVoice #EPIC #Melanesia #Micronesia #Polynesia #PacificIslander #WeAreImmigrants #Resist

#ThinkAboutItThursday What would this country be like without immigrants?

Show solidarity today and always! Our grandparents, our parents, and ourselves are immigrants in this country! #ThinkAboutIt #EmpoweredPI #ElevateYourVoice #EPIC #Melanesia #Micronesia #Polynesia #PacificIslander #WeAreImmigrants #Resist

#WokeWednesday #BlackHxstoryMonth
Our liberation is bound to yours! We celebrate Black History Month recognizing that the rights we have came from your fight!
This Woke Wednesday we honor both The Black Panther Party & The Polynesian Panthers! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽
#BlackPantherParty #BlackPanthers #PolynesianPanthers #BlackLivesMatter #BlackHistoryMonth #Aotearoa #NewZealand #EmpoweredPI #ElevateYourVoice #Oceania #EPIC #Melanesia #Micronesia #Polynesia #PacificIslander #WeAreImmigrants #Resist *****Look up Polynesian Panther on YouTube for full documentary.*****

How do we overturn the views that are aimed at confining us physically and psychologically?
#MondayMantras #MoanaMonday #EmpoweredPI #ElevateYourVoice #Oceania #EPIC #Melanesia #Micronesia #Polynesia #PacificIslander #WeAreImmigrants #Resist

Elevating our voices in Higher Education!
We must be the change! #ElevateYourVoice #EmpoweredPI

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Let's make change happen! Join us on Feb. 25! RSVP link is up and running on our Facebook page. #bruinpride #diversity #higherlearning #highereducation #alumniassociation #alumni #uclaalumni #uclabruins #blueandgold #changeisgood #polynesian #melanesian #micronesian #pacificislander #conference #networking