219: Growing up Tongan in Salt Lake City: Moana Uluave Hafoka

With the promise of education, social mobility and gathering in Zion, many Tongan and Samoan Mormons have made Utah their home.  But what are the challenges for Polynesians growing up in Salt Lake where wealth, church leadership, education, and opportunity continue to be a  racial privilege?  What are the psychic and cultural costs for those children who live between two worlds without really being grounded in either?

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2 comments for “219: Growing up Tongan in Salt Lake City: Moana Uluave Hafoka

  1. Roberto
    November 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

    This is was a very insightful interview. Very inspiring to so many young adults who struggle to fit Mormon mold.

  2. Jason M.
    December 4, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Such a thoughtful and vitally important message. Thank you, Gina and Moana!

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