UW School of Social Work

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Seattle, WA 98105-6299

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Main Phone: 206-543-5640
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Val Kalei Kanuha

Val Kalei Kanuha


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Valli Kalei Kanuha was born and raised in a rural town in Hawaiʻi in the 1950s. She is the daughter of a Native Hawaiian father and Nisei mother. For the past 45 years, Dr. Kanuha has been an activist, therapist, consultant and researcher with a focus on gender violence against women and children, and the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender and sexual identity. She has worked as a community-based researcher and consultant with organizations in Hawaiʻi and the continental U.S., and lectures widely on violence against women and social justice issues.

Khalfani Mwamba

Khalfani Mwamba


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Constellation:  Leo
Favorite Color:  Royal Blue
Favorite Food:  Shrimp Scampi
Favorite Place:  Any Sea-side
Favorite Sport:  Football [spectator only]
Favorite Song:  “Think” (Aretha Franklin)
Favorite Book:  “The Healing Drum” (Yaya Diallo)