A Place in the Middle

A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE is a collection of resources about Hawaiian concepts of gender diversity, the value of acceptance and inclusion, and how to create a school climate of honor and respect for all. It's based on an award-winning children's film about a young Hawaiian girl who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her inner-city Honolulu school, and an inspiring teacher who empowers her through traditional culture. By using a film made for youth rather than about them, and showing characters who are embraced because of their differences rather than despite them, A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE provides a unique opportunity to address bullying and intolerance and help create thriving, welcoming school environments.

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A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE is the true story of an eleven year old Hawaiian girl who dreams of leading the hula troupe at her inner-city Honolulu school...
This animation sequence from A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE explains traditional Hawaiian gender roles and the respect given to māhū, those who are in the...
A Place in the Middle
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2017
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In this clip from A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE, the principal of a public charter school in Hawaii speaks to students about the importance of having an...
In this clip from A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE, Kumu Hina, a transgender teacher at a public charter school in Hawaii, speaks about her transition to a “...
A Place in the Middle
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2017
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Kumu Hina, a teacher at a public charter school in Hawaiʻi, explains the gender-fluid language she has coined for her students who are “in the middle...