Oct
26
4:30 PM16:30

Sign-Wave & Rally for the Climate Change #TrialoftheCentury

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2189723231270411/

Stand in support of the Youths who are taking the Federal Government to court over its active role in pushing the world to climate chaos. Our Honolulu Solidarity Action will coincide with the beginning of what has been dubbed the #TrialoftheCentury.

Join us in front of the Prince Kuhio Federal Building and be a part of the Climate Change #TrialoftheCentury. 

We'll meet on the corner of Ala Moana and Punchbowl in front of the 300 Ala Moana sign. 

More details coming soon. 

Our freedom depends on a climate system that will sustain human life. Let's show the government that it has a duty to prepare and implement a Climate Recovery Plan to protect our basic and most fundamental rights!

RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-for-the-trial-of-the-century/

Bring signs. Some suggested messages below.

This solidarity action is cosponsored by 350Hawaii, Our Revolution Hawaii, Sierra Student Coalition at UHM Manoa, and Young Progressives Demanding Action - Hawaii

#youthvgov

PROTECT
Youth & Future Generations

Our Future
Our Right

Stand up for the constitutional right
to a livable planet

Let the Youth be heard!

The atmosphere is a public trust

We demand a climate recovery plan

#TrialoftheCentury

#SeeYouInCourt

BACKGROUND:
The #TrialoftheCentury starts on October 29! The 21 Juliana v. US youth plaintiffs are taking the federal government to court for violating their constitutional rights by knowingly contributing to climate change. The science-based National Climate Recovery Plan the plaintiffs seek would end the reign of fossil fuels and lead to swift decarbonization. This lawsuit could change everything. There will be rallies at federal courthouses across the country. Join us in Honolulu on October 26 when we stand with these brave young people as they take the federal government to court! Learn more about the #TrialoftheCentury at https://www.youthvgov.org/

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Climate Action Plan Public Meeting

  • Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Hawai’i Suites (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Climate change is already having profound impacts on O‘ahu and we need to chart a new path. What is your vision for a resilient, fossil-fuel free future for our island? We invite you to learn about O‘ahu’s first climate action plan, engage in a “game” that helps kick-start a discussions about how best to cut our emissions, and chart the next steps for our island.

Join us!

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Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

Palolo Housing Futures Roundtable

Hawaii has the third largest housing shortage in the nation, and the highest housing costs of any state. This housing shortage has created conditions that incentivize the construction of housing outside of regulations to meet the basic needs of the local population, including a significant number of “monster homes,” which have cropped up in our community over the past few years.

As a community, we must create a plan to close the more than 150,000-unit housing shortage in a responsible, sensible and ethical way. We all know that more affordable housing needs to be built; but how? Where? And by whom? Ending exclusionary zoning laws and allowing for more dense construction could be the most equitable, fair and economically efficient way to bring an end to the housing shortage.

The Palolo Neighborhood Board (No. 6) is hosting a panel on the future of housing in Hawaii at its next board meeting (following the usual reports). 

More info

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Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

End Money Bail for a Better Hawai‘i and a Better Nation

The ACLU of Hawai‘i welcomes two visiting speakers and one local speaker to help us understand the scope and framework for ending money bail: from the National ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project located in New York, Senior Staff Attorney Twyla Carter; from the University of South Carolina School of Law, Assistant Professor and policing expert Seth Stoughton; and State if Hawai‘i Deputy Public Defender Kirsha K. Durante. 

The speakers are joined by Mateo Caballero, ACLU of Hawai‘i Legal Director, who will share findings from our updated bail study and guide the conversation.

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Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

7th Annual LaborFest Hawaii

This year, LaborFest is focusing on "Labor in the Janus Era" with presentations by author and organizer Bill Barry and labor historian Dr. William Puette and a workshop with the local IBEW chapter. Pupus and drinks will be served.

LaborFest Hawaii is a celebration of labor history, but also a coming together of workers, unionized and non, to teach, learn, communicate, and organize.

More info

 

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Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Festival of Resistance 2019

  • UH Manoa Campus Center Courtyard (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2019 Festival of Resistance, organized by World Can’t Wait-Hawai`i and Refuse Fascism Hawai`i, is designed to (1) connect grassroots organizations to the University community; (2) to educate students about ongoing crimes against humanity and the planet; and (3) to urge students and faculty to take action as part of a movement of resistance.  YPDA will be hosting a booth at the event. Drop in and say hello; stay for the poetry. music. games and interactive exercises.

The aim of both World Can’t Wait-Hawaii and Refuse Fascism-Hawai`i is to actively engage people in a broad movement of resistance against the Trump/Pence Regime.

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Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

Freedom of Expression At A Public University

The Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Public Policy Center, and the William S. Richardson School of Law will celebrate the International Day of Peace and Constitution Day with a discussion about free speech on campus.

Moderator: Avi Soifer, Dean William S. Richardson School of Law

Speakers:
Chuck Lawrence, Professor William S. Richardson School of Law
Joshua Wisch, Executive Director American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai’i
Closing: Carole Petersen, Professor Matsunaga Institute for Peace and William S. Richardson School of Law

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Sep
8
11:30 AM11:30

Rise for Climate Now March & Rally

We are already feeling the effects of Climate Change: Massive hurricanes, huge fires, epic droughts, coastal flooding, and communities beginning to sink beneath the waves. Our representatives must act now to stem the coming disasters if we do nothing.

On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a Fossil-Fuel Free world that works for all of us. In Honolulu we will meet at the Hawaii State Capitol rotunda (415 South Beretania St.) and march to Honolulu Hale (City Hall), two blocks away at 530 S King St.

We'll urge the Legislature to move faster on Climate Change, and the County Councils to pass our Fossil Fuel-Free Resolutions.  The rally will include music and notable speakers. Please bring Climate Change signs.

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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).

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2168641810072929/

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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. 

More information
 

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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