Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

People to the Polls

Join YPDA at the State Capitol diamond head lawn on Saturday, August 4, at 11 a.m. to celebrate our involvement in the democratic process with free food from Da Spot, entertainment by talented local musicians, educational booths from more than a dozen community advocacy organizations and, of course, the act of voting in our primary election, taking advantage of early walk-in voting across the street at Honolulu Hale.

The event is non-partisan, family-friendly and no candidates will be promoted by any of the participants. This is purely about civic engagement. 

Feel free to go directly to the Capitol beginning at 11 a.m., but participants can also meet a contingent of community members and candidates at Ala Moana Beach Park near Piʻikoi Street beginning at 9 a.m., to take part in a March to the Polls which will depart the beach park at 10 a.m. and arrive at the Capitol lawn at approx. 11:30 a.m.

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Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

BAIL REFORM: Shrinking the Human and Financial Cost of Jails in Hawai'i

Aloha, 

Please join Hawai'i Justice Coalition for a community meeting that will focus on  BAIL REFORM:  Shrinking the Human and Financial Cost of Jails in Hawai'i.  The event will be held on Friday, August 3, from 6-8pmat the Unitarian Church on the Pali. A flyer is attached!

A panel of distinguished speakers will educate our community about bail - its original purpose,  and the unfairness that results from our current system where the "poor get jail" and the "rich post bail."  

Our speakers will propose SOLUTIONS to reform our broken Bail System, and connect the dots about how BAIL REFORM will significantly reduce the pre-trial population at every jail within Hawai'i.   

You'll also hear an update on the proposed new jail to replace OCCC.  (The Final EIS for this project was published on July 8.) 

In addition to hearing from speakers, we'll set aside time for community engagement in the form of an activity.  This will be OUR collective opportunity to advocate for bail reform and investing in cost-effective alternatives to building a new jail that it estimated to cost over $500 million (for construction alone).

 

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Apr
9
12:00 PM12:00

Keiki First: Rally for Historic Pesticide Regulation

Hawaiʻi could make history by being the first state to ban chlorpyrifos for outdoor use. We're rallying in support of SB3095 SD1 HD1 with grassroots lobbying to follow from 2 - 3pm. 

The current draft of this bill includes: 1) mandatory disclosure 2) no spray zones around schools and 3) a ban on the use of the neurotoxin chlorpyrifos. 

Chlorpyrifos is known to cause permanent neurological damage to fetuses and childrenʻs developing brains, even at very low levels. The EPA was poised to ban chlorpyrifos for outdoor use prior to the Trump administration. It was banned for indoor use in 2001. 

Join us on April 9th to let our legislator's know that our communities need greater protection from dangerous pesticides and the basic right to know what we are exposed to. 

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

March For Our Lives - Honolulu

Womenʻs March Oʻahu, 808RAN, YPDA and HawaiʻiJ20+ are proud to support Oʻahu Student Leaders for the March for Our Lives. We have heard the call from our kids, the survivors of the school shooting in Florida who are calling for a march on Washington and across the country to demand action on gun control. 

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Democratic Party Precinct Elections
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Democratic Party Precinct Elections

Vote in your precinct elections, become a delegate, help shape the future of Hawaii politics.

Step 1: Find your house district and precinct numbers at https://olvr.hawaii.gov/altpollingplacesearch.aspx

Example: "District/Precinct: 22/02"

*THE POLLING PLACE SHOWN HERE MAY NOT BE YOUR ELECTION LOCATION FOR MARCH 7TH*

Step 2: Then use your district and precinct numbers to find your election location at https://hawaiidemocrats.org/precinctmeetings

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Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

#NeverAgain Planning Meeting

Join a student-led meeting to plan our #NeverAgain Hawaii solidarity campaign, including a March 14 Walkout to commemorate the Feb 14 massacre at Parkland, Florida, and demand #GunControlNow; the Hawaii #MarchForOurLives rally on March 24, a possible #GunReformNow Town Hall at the Capitol; and an April 20 event geared toward the end of the legislative session and to get people ready for the 2018 midterm elections.

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Kupono: How to Make Your Curriculum Less Oppressive to Hawaiian Students

  • Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School (map)
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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 hinakc@gmail.com

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Civics Is Sexy 2018: Its Our Capitol

Civics Is Sexy is a free to the public participatory workshop promoting effective community engagement in the Hawai‘i State Legislature and other realms of civic society. The process of creating, following, and testifying on important issues in our society can be overwhelming. Join us for a Saturday at the Capitol and we will walk you through the process with details on how to use the State's legislative website, gather information through the public access room, and give in-person testimony in front of a panel of legislatures on real-life bills. You'll also be able to connect with a wide variety of communities and organizations doing extraordinary work to make Hawai‘i a better place. 

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Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Nina Turner: Standing Strong as Agents of Change!

Nina Turner brings to our islands national experience and insight on resisting the regressive political tide, unifying around issues, and organizing communities to build an equalizing and transformative grassroots movement to advance the public interest and revitalize our democracy.

Nina is a former State Senator from Ohio, President of Our Revolution, Member of the DNC Unity Reform Commission, and a Founding Fellow of the Sanders Institute. A champion for progressive causes such as labor, women’s reproductive health, voting rights, and the eradication of wealth and income inequality, Turner forms deep connections with people from all walks of life. 

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Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

February Labor Caucus Meeting

For the February meeting, Candidate for CD-1 Doug Chin (current Attorney General for the State of Hawaii) will be a guest speaker. Also on the agenda: voting on the proposed changes to the Labor Caucus By-Laws so that we can elect the Labor Caucus's SCC representatives at an Labor Caucus meeting, as well as a legislative update.

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Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

World Wetlands Day 2018

  • Hāwea Heiau Complex & Keawāwa Wetland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

Kupono: Americanization in the Public Schooling & Effects (1898-2017)

  • Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center at Maili (map)
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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 hinakc@gmail.com 

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Jan
27
8:15 AM08:15

Identity & Place, A Community Forum

  • Imin Conference Center, East West Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Youth Video Project

  • Imin Conference Center, East West Center (map)
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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.

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