Guest speaker

Wayfinding:  A Story of International Service in the South Pacific

Title:
Wayfinding: A Story of International Service in the South Pacific
“Disability”, “service” and “adventure” in American Samoa,
including a visual exploration of community empowerment and culture
.

Description of presentation:
Across a span of 20 years, Jim Skouge represented the University of Hawai’i providing special education services in American Samoa. Through lasting friendships and adventures his perspectives on life changed.

Biography:
Dr. James Skouge — recipient of the Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching — is a retired professor of “special education”, University of Hawai’i. He served Pacific Islander students, including outreach to their Polynesian and Micronesian islands — promoting “digital storytelling”, disability awareness and community voices. A lifelong Unitarian, Jim and his wife Sharon reside both in Honolulu and Victoria, appreciating a marriage approaching 50 years.

The UH College of Education produced a short video documentary of Dr. Skouge’s aspirations and achievements entitled “Wayfinding: Giving Voice through Technology”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAVWNA6M68

Resources:
Kung Fu Cowboys: https://tinyurl.com/KungFuCowboys
Tutu Lady: https://tinyurl.com/TutuLady
Lovely Hula Hands: https://tinyurl.com/LovelyHH
Before and After: https://tinyurl.com/aewmhvtt
Wayfinding (Part 1): https://tinyurl.com/Wayfinding01
Wayfinding (Part 2): https://tinyurl.com/Wayfinding02

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