Hawaiian Culture Series with Shotaru Roy Wilson

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Hawaiian Culture Series with Shotaru Roy Wilson
Time: 
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Facilitator: 
Shotaru Roy Wilson
Location: 
EMAX

Come learn more about the historical area which we in habit. Roy's knowledge of Lower Puna extends all the way back to 1925. 

Shotaru Roy Wilson will be discussing the progression the area has made, from then to now, and he will also share his experiences as part of the team the built the Red Road.   
 
About the Speaker
Hilo resident, Roy Wilson, was born in Pahala, Ka'u in 1920. His Dad worked for the plantation and they lived in Keaiwa Camp. Moving to Kalapana in 1925 when Roy was 12. It was then that he was forced to quit school and work on the plantation for only 35 cents a day. Roy's career was followed by work at CCC Camp in Volcano and the camp at Haleakala on Maui, Maui Pineapple, and finally working on the railroad.
 
During World War 2, Roy was blocked from entering Hilo's wharf because of his Japanese birthname of Shotaru Roy Clarence Wilson. When they found out his mother was was a Wilson, it was suggested that he change his name.

Admission: Donations Appreciated.