Three sisters – Miki, Uilani, and Sheila – reconnect to their heritage when they empower themselves and build community through their work at the MA`O Organic Farms in the community of Wai`anae in O`ahu, Hawai`i. Its groundbreaking youth leadership program combines a revival of precolonial Hawai`ian food practices with a path to a college degree. MA`O offers all three a way to escape from stereotypes of underachievement into an environmentally – and socially – sustainable future for their family and community.
Graduate Student, SocDoc Program
Education and Training:
BFA in Photography from the University of Colorado at Denver
Dana Forsberg received a BFA in Photography from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has exhibited her work at numerous venues, including Denver International Airport, The Contemporary Museum in Hawaii, and the Incheon Art and Cultural Center in Incheon, Korea. Her work has been featured in Korea Daily, Artweek, the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Magazine, and the Denver Post, among others, and is in private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe.
Growing People (Video)