How Social Work Changed Hawaii

How Social Work Changed Hawaii

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Social work typically is not under-stood as a profession possessing a history, let alone making history. Yet it has and does. How Social Work Changed Hawaii presents eight change makers and offers a contemporary framework for social work – and social justice – in the Aloha State. While social work is most often about helping people cope, its un-derlying drive is to create a better world. At important moments in Hawaii’s history, the hard work of helping others has led to new prac-tices, laws, and social programs, including those uniquely suited to Hawaii’s diverse people.

In their journeys, the pioneers and visionaries profiled in these pages – Susan Chandler, Andrew Chang, Clorinda Low Lucas, Patti Lyons, Ah Quon McElrath, Masaru Oshi-ro, Lynette Paglinawan, Myron B. Thompson – became catalysts of social justice. Through their life stories, they challenge us to ask: Where are we today, and by the standards of their values, what does the future hold?

Tom Coffman has written widely about Hawaii’s social, political, and historical landscape. His work has received the Hawaii Award for Excellence in Literature and three Best Non-Fiction of the Year awards from the Hawaii Book Publishers Association. He has also received numerous awards for his documentary film making.
Page Count 168 pages
Folded Size 9" x 6"
Binding Softcover

Tom Coffman

Publish Date

December 2022


Watermark Publishing
Printed in Korea

ISBN 13 978-1-948011-91-4

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