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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2 free Hawaii workshops on next ‘furlough Friday’

Advertiser Staff

Chaminade University is sponsoring two free workshops next Friday for furloughed students.

“Slam Poetry and the Spoken Word” features Dar’ron Cambra, mentor and workshop facilitator for Youth Speaks Hawai’i, and will be held at Chaminade’s Ching Conference Center in Eiben Hall.
Cambra has helped coach local teens in winning back-to-back championships at Brave New Voices national poetry festivals and is the new host of the monthly poetry show, Bringing Back Kerouac, at Honolulu’s Anna Banana’s.
The workshop runs from 8:15 a.m. to noon followed by lunch and is geared for high school students. A campus tour is optional after lunch.
There is no charge but space is limited. Call 739-8340 or e-mail admissions@chaminade.edu to reserve a spot. Search for “furlough Fridays” at www.chaminade.edu for more information.
A separate workshop by the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program at Chaminade in collaboration with State Rep. Glenn Wakai will be held at the state Capitol from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students are asked to meet in front of Father Damien’s statue at 7:45 a.m.
This workshop is open to high school students and is geared for those interested in community building, leadership and entrepreneurship. Students will also get a tour of the Capitol, meet with the legislators, conduct a mock session of current issues and sit in on a legislative.
The workshop will feature Brian Kajiyama, a doctoral student at the University of Hawaii, as its keynote speaker. Kajiyama was born with cerebral palsy has been an inspirational part of the UH Warrior football team as a graduate assistant and coach.
Students must come prepared with writing material. Breakfast will be provided. For reservations or more information, contact John Rankin at jtrankin@gmail.com or 265-8715 or Rechung Fujihira at rechung.fujihira@gmail.com or 840-7337.