After unsuccessful searches for support of Pasifika law students in San Diego, my friends and I founded the FIRST law student org in the U.S. to support Polynesian, Melanesian, Micronesian law students and Pasifika issues that intersect with the law. That's right! We are the FOUNDING CHAPTER of Pasifika in the U.S.A. The chapter was born in September 2016.
Our org is called, "Pasifika Law Students." I love it! The acronym spells out PLS, and it's pronounced "pulse" like a heart beat.
We founded the org in September of 2016, and since it's the first of its kind - we have a lot to accomplish. We've been networking in San Diego (because that's where our law school is located), trying to get the word out to various islander communities, and we held our first event too. Our event raised awareness about Climate Change in the Pacific.
The lesson in this story is that sometimes the lack of a resource presents the OPPORTUNITY to create that resource! My student org is that resource for poly, micro, mela law students :)