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.)
We are standing against Trump’s Muslim and refugee bans.
On October 10, 2017, the United States Supreme Court will hear legal challenges to the executive order from the Trump Administration that temporarily bans travel from six Muslim-majority countries and suspends the refugee admissions program. The Muslim and refugee bans violate the Establishment Clause and Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.
The Muslim and refugee bans are discriminatory, unconstitutional and inhumane in the same vein as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Japanese American incarceration, and special registration after 9/11. We must remember history and raise our voices, both in the critical weeks before the SCOTUS hearing and in the months ahead. Joi eclarin #NoMuslimBanEver
YPDA Hawaii will be hosting training sessions with the goal of training our members to become effective political operatives. The first workshop, Nuts & Bolts, will explore the basics of the legislative process: how it works and how you can get involved!
Come join the Democratic Socialists of America - Honolulu chapter for their regular meeting! Learn about socialism and get involved in fighting for a more economically and socially just world. Featuring guest speakers presenting on the housing crisis in Hawaii, anti-eviction and pro-renter actions, as well as upcoming electoral campaigns. Also inaugurating the creation of housing, labor, and electoral working groups.
If you're new to DSA, please come earlier at 5:30 to talk story and get oriented. Pupus and refreshments will be provided!
The First Annual Ka Lāhui Hawai'i National Hālāwai (Meeting) will be held from the evening of Friday, October 13, 2017 to the evening of Saturday, October 14, 2017 and will feature workshops and discussions on issues that impact Kanaka Maoli and how the Hawaiian community can move forward as a Lāhui advocating for the return of lands, the betterment of the Hawaiian people, and the pathway toward sovereignty. This event is free. RSVP here.
Agenda of Workshops and Discussions
Friday, October 13, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm “Ka Lāhui Hawaii Political Action Committee Legislative Report and Training”
7:30 pm – 9:05 pm “Setting Priorities for the 2018 Legislative Session”
Saturday, October 14, 2017
8:00 am – 9:45 am “The State of the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement”
10:00 am – 11:15 am “Kuleana Lands and Allodial Titles Workshop”
11:30 am – 12:15 pm “Mauna Kea Update”
12:30 pm – 8:00 pm “Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi: The Path Forward”
Each year in Hawaii, 50,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64 are victims of domestic violence. In an effort to raise awareness of this alarming crisis, the community is invited to participate in the 23rd Annual Men’s March Against Violence on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
The event will begin at the State Capitol Rotunda at 11:45 am with a remembrance ceremony honoring victims of domestic violence who have passed in the last year. The March will leave from the Capitol at 12:00 noon and end with a rally featuring guest speakers at Skygate Park.
Join PACRIM 2017 for a public forum on Aging with Dignity. This all day forum will educate, illuminate and inspire on salient issues affecting our elders–from alternative healing to conversations on cultural practices to research to livable cities, we invite you to participate in a thought provoking day. Registration required.
- Cassandra Cantave is a Senior Research Advisor at AARP focusing on supporting the AARP state offices with their research and advocacy initiatives.
- Curt Kiriu has been in the construction industry for almost 30 years and a General Contractor and Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist professional, specializing in accessible home modifications.
- Mike Packard is the 1st “Complete Streets Program” Administrator for the City & County of Honolulu, with his efforts centering on leveraging opportunities to adapt national and global best.
- Christy Nishita, Ph.D is an Associate Specialist at the University of Hawaii Center on Ageing and Center on Disability Studies, her focus is on improving community-based long-term care, with publications in aging in place, nursing home transitions, etc.
- Aisha Bonner-Cozad, Ph.D is a researcher on health care disparities, poverty, and technology utilization with aging.
For more information and to view the forum schedule, visit www.pacrim.hawaii.edu
Film night at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Friday night October 6th
That is followed by a dance party at Kono’s
They will have a hike at 8am location TBT on Saturday October 7th
Saturday October 7th event will be at Trinity by the Sea Church from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm with music, talent contest and vendor booths
Saturday night there will be the drag show at Konos
Sunday there will be brunch at Nalu’s 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
There is a beach party at Kamaole III following the brunch
Sunday, October 1, 1:00 PM, 808RAN is hosting a launch event for 'Let People Vote', a new campaign by the ACLU's People Power.
We'll tune into a livestream training to learn how to get to work to expand access to the ballot and make democracy more representative in our state. Can you join us? RSVP https://go.peoplepower.org/event/voting_rights/9467
Trump is engaging in an assault on voting rights. We’re going to respond by going on offense at the state and local levels to expand access to the ballot and make our democracy more representative. Join us at a launch event on Sunday, October 1 as we kickoff a big new push to Let People Vote.
Health Care Reform is necessary and simple.
This beautifully made documentary explains how the Affordable Care Act affects people and businesses, and how simple of a solution a minimal bureaucracy 'single payer,' health care system is.
All we have to lose is health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical lobby.
The 6th Annual LaborFest Hawaii will focus on Single Payer Healthcare. Feature presentations include:
- "Why Single Payer?" with Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator of the "Labor for Single Payer" campaign;
- "Medical Care During Hawaii Plantation Days: History of Health Care in Hawaii" by Center for Labor Education & Research Labor Historian Dr. William Puette; and
- A local panel of healthcare workers from Hawaii Nurses Association & UNITE HERE, Local 5
Af3irm Hawai'i is building a frontline against Hawai'i's housing crisis at Our Housing Summit. This is a free, public dialogue to understand the roots of rising rents and our housing crisis, and how to fight back. Panelists will discuss connections between struggles against gentrification and land dispossession, Airbnb, racism, houselessness, incarceration, and more. We will also feature a special session on pro-tips for building our power from local community, union, and political organizers. Co-sponsored by YPDA - Hawai'i, UNITE HERE! Local 5, the Hawai'i Alliance for Progressive Action and Democratic Socialists of America - Honolulu.
Free Screening + Internationally- Renowned Speakers
Official Selection. Sundance Film Festival
City of Ghosts is an unprecedented, on-the-ground transmission from the front lines of one of the most important battles of our time: the fight against the Islamic State.
“We wanted to be free”:
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently and the Progressive Resistance against Assad, ISIL, and Imperialism in Syria
Abdalaziz Alhamza & Walaa Altahhan (Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
More about Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently + a Free Screening of a film, City of Ghosts, about them and their work.
Open to members and guests of of the ICSGCP. No recordings or videotaping permitted.