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Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

Care in the Economy

“Understanding our Current National Care Infrastructure and Building the Care Movement,” Presentation and meet and greet with Susannah Dyen, Field Manager for Caring Across Generations. Dyen was recently assigned to oversee the work on building a home caregivers support infrastructure in Hawaiʻi. She will be hosting a talk story session at Harris United Methodist’s Komuro Lounge. There is free parking available.

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Words Over Weapons
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Words Over Weapons

  • Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger (map)
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A celebration of communication featuring poetry and hip hop in a iconic Waikiki setting.

This fusion event is not only celebrating communication but also this year's Na Hoku Hanohano award winner for best Hip Hop album of the year, Punahele Kūkailimoku Kanikapila. Together we are combining our talents as a collective to utilize art as advocacy, poetry as protest and community as one voice.

As humans we are the only species that can talk and using this ability is what differentiates us. Choosing words over weapons is what believe.

Featuring YPDA Social Justice Action Committee Chair, 2017 & 2018 National Poetry Slam Representative for Hawaii Slam, 2018 Woman of the World Poetry Slam Representative for Hawaii Slam and co-founder of HI Poets Society, Destiny Sharion as M.C.

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Jul
2
9:30 AM09:30

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Press Conference

Governor Ige is considering a veto for a much needed civil asset forfeiture reform bill the legislature passed this year. The police union and other powwerful lobbies seem to have convinced him that confiscating property from low-level offenders pretrial is somehow justice. YPDA is joining the ACLU of Hawaii, the Community Alliance on Prisons and the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii in calling on the Governor to change his mind.

We will meet in front of the Senate Chambers. Please brings signs in support of criminal justice reform.

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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
19
10:00 AM10:00

Festival of Resistance 2019

  • UH Manoa Campus Center Courtyard (map)
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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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Jan
27
8:15 AM08:15

Identity & Place, A Community Forum

  • Imin Conference Center, East West Center (map)
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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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Jan
17
9:00 AM09:00

Ma Hope Makou 'O Lili'ulani 125 Spiritual Walk

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.

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Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Kupuna Caregivers Informational Call

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 pedro@caringacross.org if you are able to make it and you'll receive call-in info.

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