Residents of all communities are invited to the Wailupe Community Center (formerly Wailupe Elementary School) to learn about the Honolulu office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, and to give input to Oahu's resiliency plan.
Join Young Progressives Demanding Action - Hawaii for our first general meeting of the new year. We are meeting at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Hemenway Hall, Room 211 (above Manoa Garden / Ba-Le).
We will be electing our new board (registered members will be sent an electronic ballot to complete beginning January 19, to be completed before this meeting) and appointing officers at this meeting. We will also be updating members on our legislative strategy going forward for the 2018 session: which issues we will be tackling, which bills we will be watching, and what we need your help with.
If you are interested in applying for a board position, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. If you are interested in registering as a member, please visit ypdahawaii.org/subscribe-1 and sign up for our mailing list.
Starting in 2018, we will be asking members who wish to retain voting privileges to make a small, annual due commitment. For those who wish to vote but cannot afford to pay any dues, volunteer hours can be substituted.
This shorts screening and panel discussion focusses on place-based stories: places that help us discover our roots & identity; understanding our place in our culture & the world. A collaboration between student mentors from UHWO's Academy of Creative Media and students enrolled in the digital storytelling program at Searider Productions, Waianae High School.
This forum explores underrepresented histories & heritage sites of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Hawaiian Islands through the lens of three forum themes: Identity, Culture and Place; Stewardship of Place: The Sacred, the Profane and the Mundane; and Challenging Inequality: Histories of Resistance.
The full day forum is a community effort to help identify under told stories of these populations and the historic places that represent them leading to their eventual recognition and protection.
The second workshop in the Kupono: Teachers Workshops On Politics in Hawaii series, entitled "Americanization in the Public Schooling & Effects (1898-2017)" will feature Dr. Umi Perkins and Laakea Carvalho and will focus on the aftermath of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the americanization of youth in Hawaii, their assimilation into the Western style of education and indoctrination into the American mindset, and how that americanization has affected education and curriculum today.
For more information, email Hina Kaopua at email@example.com
This year's theme, set by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, is "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future." We can't think of a better place than Maunalua, our developed Hawaii Kai suburb, to host WWD 2018. Tomorrow's needs can only be met if we acknowledge our dependence on the natural world today, and mālama the natural and cultural resources we still have access to. Please be sure to join us, and share this message with your friends and family.
The third and final Kupono workshop, entitled "How to Make Your Curriculum Less Oppressive to Hawaiian Students (2017-)" will feature Dr. Kehaunani Abad, Amy Perusso and Ph.D. candidate Maya Saffery and will focus on putting everything covered in the previous workshops into context today and planning ways that teachers can integrate what they have learned about political history in Hawaii and sovereignty into their classroom curricula.
To RSVP contact Hina Kaopua at firstname.lastname@example.org
On January 20, 2018, we will unite to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year.
This event is designed to engage and empower voters to support women's rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections. Join Young Progressives Demanding Action- Hawaii, Womenʻs March Hawaii, Amnesty International Hawaii, 808RAN, the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi and many others for tabling, speakers and a rally. Come be the voice of change; of kuleana; and of commitment to a just and equitable society.
Rally for your rights, rally for your cause! No matter what it is you want our elected officials to accomplish this session, come show them that you are engaged, active and watching.
Note: it is also the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom by United States-backed businessmen. Please take this in to account when deciding on your message and presentation and show solidarity with indigenous people protesting the illegal annexation and occupation of their land.
This is a peaceful walk where participants will gather at Mauna'ala to pay respects to her beloved majesty Queen Lili'uokalani and to symbolically carry the Queen back to 'Iolani Palace. The marchers will be at the palace by 10:45 a.m. for the raising of the Hawaiian Kingdom flag over the palace grounds; the exact time the unlawful provisional government took down the kingdom flag on January 17, 1893. It has been 125 years since this act of war was committed. Hawaiians are still here and will stand with the Queen until the very last Aloha 'Aina. Bring your ohana.
Stephen Kemble will present an overview of the broken US Healthcare System and the impact of the recent GOPtaxscam. He will provide insights on how to effectively influence national and Hawai‘i State politics in making reforms to improve the healthcare system.
The Hawaii Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition extends an invitation to the community and its many organizations and individuals to participate in the annual MLK Jr. Celebration Parade and Rally held annually on the 3rd Monday in January this year being January 15, 2018.
Part 1 of the Kupono: Teacher Workshops on Politics in Hawaii series entitled "The Hawaiian Kingdom (1810-1898)" will feature Drs. Keanu Sai, Donovan Preza and Kamana Beamer and will focus on the foundation of Hawaii's political past. It will give teachers the skills to be able to teach and articulate the political issues in the Hawaiian Kingdom era to their students.
Email Hina Kaopua at email@example.com for more information.
Please join us on Thursday, January 11th at 7pm to welcome former Governor Martin OʻMalley to Hawaii. Come hear about the work he is doing to win back state legislatures across the country and talk story with him about the work happening here in Hawaii. Cost is $50 and benefits the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
The Hawaii State Legislature starts on January 15th and we want you to be prepared!
Join us for a quick tutorial on how it works over at the Capitol; what to expect if you want to visit your State Legislator (from both the staffers perspective and the elected official); learn how to use the State Legislature website; learn what DPHʻs legislative priorities are for this year.
On Thursday, January 11, Civil Beat hosts Civil Café: Legislative Preview 2018 in partnership with Common Cause Hawaii. This panel discussion moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and opinions editor, Chad Blair, will address major issues that will come up in the 2018 Legislature and some that may not, but should. Together, we’ll look at why several topics repeatedly fail to pass and the process of why this happens. Learn how to get involved and the best way to stay informed before the session kicks off on January 17. Panelists to be announced.
The Ige administration seems determined to build a new jail, despite the fact that policy experts, community members and justice advocates have made it clear that funding restorative and community-based justice programming and initiatives would reduce the jailed population by enough to render such a huge use of public tax dollars unnecessary. Public testimony will not be accepted at the budget meeting. However, even a small group of people holding signs, in silent protest to building a new, bigger jail, will remind our Legislators of the voice of our community.
On January 11, 2018, at 10am, Caring Across Generations will hold an informational call to talk about what advocacy landscape and strategy looks like to advance the funding for the Kupuna Caregivers program in 2018. During the call, we hope to share information of what know about the bill being introduced, talking points and information about messaging, and next steps. The call will only last 30 to 45 minutes as we know your schedules are busy.
RSVP back to Pedro Haro at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to make it and you'll receive call-in info.
Surfrider Foundation’s Oahu Chapter would like to invite you to join us for the 15th Annual John Kelly Awards Celebration at beautiful Waimea Valley on November 18th 2017. The annual fundraiser and awards ceremony honors leaders in environmental protection and pays tribute to the memory of legendary community organizer and activist, John Kelly of Save our Surf. The awards ceremony recognizes a local surfer, company, and lifetime achievement winners who embody the spirit, mana, and dedication of Mr. John Kelly.
J20 continues its Free School series with a series of speakers reflecting on one year of the Trump administration's regressive policies. Topics and Speakers:
Far-Right Organizing (Jairus Grove, Political Science)
Immigration (Nandita Sharma, Sociology)
Mass Incarceration (Robert Perkinson, American Studies)
Environment (Hector Valenzuela, Tropical Plant and Soil Science)
Militarism (Kathy Ferguson, Political Science)
November 4th at Church of the Crossroads ~ join the Hawaiʻi People's Fund for a celebration of those in our ʻohana who are nourishing community-based social change in Hawaiʻi. HPF's amazing grantees are growing community power by doing incredible, transformative work; HPF's generous donors and support network provide the resources that make the work possible; and the entire HPF ʻohana values the critical importance of viewing the big & small pictures of social change in Hawaiʻi as one and the same.
Take To The Streets And Public Squares in cities and towns across the country continuing day after day and night after night—not stopping—until our DEMAND is met: THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO!
Gather at Ala Moana Park near McCoy Pavilion at 9:30am; march to Thomas Square begins at 10am; Rally at Thomas Square with statements, music, poetry, and performance.
Let's make some noise!! Trump is making a stop over in Hawai‘i en route to Asia* from November 3-4. Let's show him what we think of him, and celebrate the Home Team's wins against him and his Muslim Bans!! Do a dance!! Be a Cheerleader!!
Note : HAWAII 3 - TRUMP 0 refers to Hawaii's success in blocking all 3 of Trump's Muslim Bans. See CNN story.
*Be prepared for last minute changes if His Incompetence makes last minute changes.
If you are pumped up by this rally and want to keep going, show up at the Refuse Fascism rally hosted by World Can't Wait the next day on Nov 4.
Wed., Nov. 1, 7-8:30 pm in UHM BusAd A101, Public Lecture: FREEDOM TO BOYCOTT: BDS and THE MODERN UNIVERSITY.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2:30-5, Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Halau: Round table: INTER/NATIONALISM: FROM PALESTINE TO HAWAI'I. Reception following. Steven Salaita in conversation with Kahala Johnson, 'Ilima Long, and Ali Musleh.
Fri., Nov. 3, 6:30-8, St. Clement's Church (1515 Wilder), Public Address: WHY PALESTINE IS EVERYONE'S MORAL ISSUE.
Our second workshop designed to teach members how to be effective advocates for progressive issues at the legislature will feature a simulated office visit with current and/or former legislators and politicians where members will have an opportunity to practice lobbying on some of our priority issues going into the 2018 session.
Dr. Stephen Kemble will explain health care costs in a way which shines a light on how to fix health care. This is how we Fix Medicaid, Fix the Affordable Care Act, and create the public support for an ideal version of HR676 Extended and Improved Medicare For All.
All of us want to protect the ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare from republican efforts to defund and destroy health care. Rather than splitting our energy into fighting every attack the republicans throw at us, lets focus on a strategy to get them out of office.
The City Council committee on Executive Matters and Legal Affairs is meeting next week to discuss several bills that would expand the ineffective and inhuman sit/lie "nuisance law" policy. Bills 83, 87 & 88 need to be publicly opposed so our elected officials know that their constituents want a real solution to the issue of houselessness, and not further criminalization. Even if you cannot attend, please submit written testimony. The council needs to hear empathy, true compassion and a strong call for reform from all across the island. If you don't have time to write testimony, you can still OPPOSE the bills with a simple click of a button:
All 9 council members sit on this committee. Call your council member today, tomorrow or Monday and urge them to vote against these bills.
Join the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii for the Honolulu Pride Parade:
Meet-up at 8:00 AM at Magic Island
In place by 9:00 AM
Honolulu Pride Parade starts at 10:00 AM
Come visit the LGBT Caucus booth at the Honolulu Pride Festival at the backside of the Waikiki Shell following the Honolulu Pride Parade!
Dirty Sexy Politics is proud to announce October's Third Thursday Talk Story.
JOIN 808Ran Thursday, October 19th at 6pm for the Hawaii Election panel. We will talk story and learn more about the local politics. It’s time to have a real conversation. Because status quo is no longer an option.
Our democracy is not static but vulnerable. Our rights, even if fought for and already won, can be threatened or taken away. Our government is one of the people, and we’re part of those people.
Now, more than ever, it’s time for working people to take a stand—and stand together. UNITE HERE will be mobilizing more than 20,000 members in 20 cities across the U.S. & Canada to show that standing together in union is the best way to create an economy that works for everyone—not just the wealthiest 1%.
Our Honolulu action will be at the historic Ilikai Hotel, operated by Aqua-Aston Hospitality—the largest hotel operator in Hawai’i. Union workers at the Ilikai are working more for less. They are paid $3.51/hour less than the union hotel workers across the street, and they have to clean rooms that are much larger with full-sized kitchens.. We must demand from Aqua-Aston and other hotel corporations that Hawai’i wants the union standard, not the Aqua-Aston standard.
Join us as we discuss HCR85 Task Force and Criminal Justice Reform.
The Hawaii Department of Public Safety (DPS) is planning to build a new jail to replace Oahu Community Corrections Center (OCCC) because OCCC is overcrowded and in poor repair. The plan is to build a jail to house (2000) inmates. Currently, there are 1300 people incarcerated in OCCC.
Most inmates who are awaiting trial are there because they cannot afford bail, while people charged with the same crimes who can pay bail are released until their trial. (This is probably unconstitutional.)