Workshops and Luncheon with Guest Artist Toni M. Kemehana Pasion

Open to all at no cost

Disability Accommodations

Equal Opportunity Institution. 24+ hours advance notice is appreciated for accommodations.

Hawaiian Hula, Filipino Martial Arts, and Community Engagement through Storytelling Workshop

  • February 6 through February 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Commissary Dance Studios
  • Open to WWU students, faculty, and staff
  • No experience necessary
  • All folx welcome and celebrated in a safe space

Luncheon with Toni M. Kemehana Pasion

Thursday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Multicultural Center

About Toni M. Kemehana Pasion

Toni M. Kemehana Pasion is a multi-disciplinary artist, educator, and holistic health practitioner. Toni is an alakaʻi (hula leader) of Hālau Hula O Ka Mahina Poepoe, Philippine folk dancer with Kayamanan Ng Lahi, and practitioner of Filipino martial arts. Toni’s community work and research centers on the voices of practitioners, Filipino/a/x experiences, Pacific Islander experiences, and communal and holistic health in diasporic contexts.  Toni’s dance career and journey as a lifelong student has led her to performing, teaching, and researching internationally in Germany; the Philippines; Guåhan (Guam); U.K.; Beijing, China; Mexico; Aotearoa (New Zealand), Samoa; and Hawaiʻi, as well as in various U.S. states.

Toni holds a Masters of Arts degree in Dance with an emphasis in Culture and Performance Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, degrees in Asian American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and a degree in Liberal Arts from Santa Monica College.