Understanding a Native Hawaiian Perspective of Child Wellbeing

Aloha Kākou,

Please join us on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, from 3:00-4:30 pm via Zoom for:
Cultural Humility: Understanding a Native Hawaiian Perspective of Child Wellbeing with Venus Kauʻiokawēkiu Rosete-Medeiros. 

When we honor the practices and values of the root culture of Hawaiʻi and our ‘āina, then our Kānaka ʻōiwi (people of Hawaiian ancestry) will thrive.  This is critical to all who live and work in Hawaiʻi.   This presentation is meant to share a Hawaiian perspective on the well-being of our children and how the community can play a role in improving our approach in serving our keiki and ‘ohana.

Venus is the Chief Executive Officer of Hale Kipa, Inc., a multi-service, fully accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that specializes in working with youth who have been historically oppressed and marginalized. Venus has spent over 35 years serving Hawaiʻi’s children, youth, and families. Her background extends from working with community-based organizations, private and public-school systems, the prison system, public housing, and community grassroots initiatives. Venus has developed several culturally relevant curriculum and programs for youth and families in Hawaiʻi and coordinated several community-building projects on Maui.

Venus was born and raised on Maui and is a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama. She earned her BS in Communication Studies and MA in Public Administration, but her most important knowledge comes from her life experiences. She is married and has 6 grown children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and volunteering for community events.


We look forward to you joining us! 


Apr 11 2023


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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