O'ahu, 2005-- It began with a program called Youth Speaks Hawai'i. Eventually, Youth Speaks Hawai'i was a banner too small to represent the Pacific. Pacific Tongues emerged, creating a cross-cultural exchange of Pacific voices through performances, spoken arts education, community engagement and youth development. In addition to local and regional stages, Pacific Tongues provides an educational practice accessible for classrooms. While based in Hawai'i, Pacific Tongues also has partners in Guahan, Palau and Aotearoa.
Provide a safe and central location in the Hawaiian Islands to facilitate a cross-cultural exchange within Pacific influenced populations through spoken arts education.
Pacific Tongues is a nonprofit organization that cultivates an active artistic Oceanic community of writers, spoken word performers, leaders, educators and students of all ages. Our commitment is to honor the practice of kuleana through creative workshops, public events and pedagogical development.