#ResistTrumpTuesday
Nov
21
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Senator Hirono will be meeting with the #RefuseTrumpTuesday team at 1230pm so we are suggesting that those who usually visit Hanabusa's office join up with the Federal Building team. Schatz’s office is closed for their Thanksgiving celebration, so we will spend most of our time with Sen. Hirono. See you there!!

Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS :

#TrumpTaxScam must be stopped. We’ll hear what is happening in DC and what we can do to help.

#DACA. Our dreamers deserve better. Let’s get a clean Dreamer Act by the end of the year.

Trump. From his clear ties to Russia to the State Dept’s hiring of a Russian based security firm to the lack of appointees and so much more - what’s being done to stop him and keep the nuclear codes out of his grimy hands!

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Nov
28
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Dec
12
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Dec
19
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jan
2
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jan
9
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jan
16
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jan
23
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jan
30
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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FREE SCHOOL : Slavery in American History and Memory
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

FREE SCHOOL : Slavery in American History and Memory

If it’s so Hard, Why Talk About It? Slavery in American History and Memory

WHO : Lois E. Horton, Professor of History Emerita, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
WHEN : Thursday, November 16, 5:30-7:00 pm
WHERE :  Aliʻiōlani Hale, 417 South King

Dr. Lois E. Horton holds an MS degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaiʻi and a PhD in Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University. She has taught sociology and history, has been a visiting professor of American Studies at the University of Munich and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and held the John Adams Distinguished Fulbright Chair in American History at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in 2003.

Professor Horton’s work on African American communities, race, gender and social change has been published in the U.S. and Europe. She has authored and edited nine books, many with historian James O. Horton, including Slavery and the Making of America, the companion book for a 2004 WNET PBS series, and her most recent book is Harriet Tubman and the Fight for Freedom: A Short History with Documents. Two generations of scholarship in recent African American History have shed new light on the nation’s past.

Understanding the problems of present-day society requires knowledge and understanding of that past, particularly of the long history of American slavery—often called America’s original sin. Americans see optimism and hope, a belief in justice and equality, as their national heritage. Yet, slavery continues to haunt this heritage. Racial slavery contradicted the nation’s founding principles, and rationalizations attempted to reconcile this fundamental contradiction by asserting that enslaved people were racially inferior and dangerous. Today, conflicts over Confederate memorials, the Black Lives Matter Movement, mass incarceration, and economic inequality show how those rationalizations still have consequences for the present and future of justice in America. 

RSVP @ 539-4995 or Teri@jhchawaii.net. If you require accommodation for disability, contact 539-4999.
 
This lecture is part of a larger program titled, In Honor of James Oliver Horton: Addressing the “Tough Stuff” of American History and Memory, November 16-18, 2017.  11/16-17 are free and open to the public. See hihumanities.org/horton

Presented by the Judiciary History Center, Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program, the Department of American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Legacy of Race Initiative/ 

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FREE SCHOOL : LECTURE / NANDITA SHARMA
Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00

FREE SCHOOL : LECTURE / NANDITA SHARMA

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Free School : Lecture (hosted by UHM Geography Colloquium)

The People Of a Place versus the People out of Place: Ideas of Indigenous Territorial Sovereignty in the Nationalist Politics of Anti-immigration

WHO : Nandita Sharma, Associate Professor, Sociology and Hawai‘i J20+ member

WHEN : Thursday, Nov 16 noon to 1pm

WHERE : UH Manoa Saunders Hall, room 443

In today’s postcolonial world, people who have been constituted as Natives and as Migrants are largely seen to be separate, discrete and, increasingly, as naturally opposed. Within autochthonous discourses, all those who cannot claim autochthonous status are portrayed as illegitimate occupiers of Native place. This is significant, not only because the negative dualities of Native vs. Migrant are mobilized in some of the most hotly contested and violent political events of our time, but also because such distinctions profoundly shape – and, arguably, foreclose - the ideas and practices of liberation and decolonization. My paper brings those identified as Natives and Migrants into the same field of analysis to examine how they both exist within the same global field of power known as postcoloniality and, crucially, how this field of power rests upon their analytic and political separation. I investigate the political work done by the colonial-era partitioning of people into mutually exclusive categories of Native and Migrant in today’s world by analyzing the temporal simultaneity of the post-WWII hegemony of the global system of national-states and the simultaneous expansion, intensification and racialization of immigration controls. Examining these developments in relationship to one another reconciles analytically separated spheres of political sovereignty, economic power and ideas of societal membership and further illuminate the particularity of postcolonial governmentality. I develop a more complete analysis of the importance of ideas of Native-ness to postcolonial relations of ruling to better understand the conflation between migration and colonial occupation evident in native nationalisms today – both “from above” and “from below.”

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FREE SCHOOL : ARTIST MEL CHIN
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

FREE SCHOOL : ARTIST MEL CHIN

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The Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Chair in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences Presents

MEL CHIN / TROUBLE in MIND

WHEN : Wednesday, November 15, 2017
reception  5:30-6:15pm / public lecture  6:30-7:30pm

WHERE : Art Building Bamboo Courtyard and Auditorium, UH Mānoa Campus

There has always been much trouble in the world, and in a wired world, we are more conscious of the problems than ever before. What are the expectations for art to provide solutions or response? Artist Mel Chin will talk about his art and practice as attempts to provide and provoke greater social awareness of toxic situations found in both politics and the environment.

ABOUT MEL CHIN : Chin's sculpture practice bridges natural, political, and social ecologies. In 1989, he developed Revival Field, a project that was a pioneer in the field of “green remediation,” the use of plants to remove toxic, heavy metals from the soil. From 1995 to 1998, Chin formed a collective that produced In the Name of the Place, a conceptual public art project conducted on the popular prime-time TV series, Melrose Place. In KNOWMAD, Chin worked with software engineers to create a video game based on rug patterns of nomadic people facing cultural disappearance. His hand-drawn, 24-minute film, 9-11/9-11, won the prestigious Pedro Sienna Award—the “Oscar” of Chile—for best animation in 2007.  His ongoing project, Fundred Dollar Bill/Operation Paydirt, focuses national awareness and prevention on childhood lead poisoning. A multi-venue exhibition of Chin’s work will be presented in New York City in the spring of 2018.  

Chin was featured on PBS's ART 21 series and has received numerous awards and grants from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Art Matters, Creative Capital, and the Penny McCall, Pollock/Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Rockefeller and Louis Comfort Tiffany foundations, among others. Chin's website is www.melchin.org

These events are made possible by the late Dr. Dai Ho Chun through his estate gift, which established The Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair Endowment in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Chun was a distinguished and visionary educator.  The colleges of Arts and Humanities and Languages, Linguistics & Literature, the Department of Art and Art History, and UH Office of Sustainability have helped to promote these events.

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FREE SCHOOL : Professor of Law Charles Lawrence III
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

FREE SCHOOL : Professor of Law Charles Lawrence III

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“We’ve Been Here Before: Free Speech in the Academy, a Primer on the First Amendment and Progressive Responses to Neo-Nazi’s on Campus”

Race, Representation, and Empire In E.P.    
Jones’s The Known World and in Contemporary Racial Narratives

Who : Charles R. Lawrence, III / Professor of Law / UH Mānoa Centennial Professor
When : Wednesday, November 15, 12 noon to 1:15pm
Where : Burns Hall Rm. 2118 (East/West Center) UH Manoa

Details to Come

Open to members and guests of of the ICSGCP. No recordings or videotaping permitted. 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Nov
14
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

1- Trump’s Swamp knows no bounds. Now he’s nominated Brett Talley on the bench as a Federal judge in Alabama. Tally has been unanimously rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Association. He’s a blogger who’s been a lawyer for three years, has never argued a motion or tried a case. He’s exhibited extreme partisan preferences, talking about “Hillary Rotten Clinton” and expressing support for the NRA. He did not disclose that his wife presents a potential conflict, even though she is one of Trump's lawyers. This Senate committee confirmed him on a party line vote. We will ask how this happened and what our MOCs are doing to stop his nomination on the Senate floor and what they are doing to stop these egregious, unqualified nominees. 

2- Russia and Putin: Trump continues to disavow the election tampering, evoking strong condemnation from former intelligence officers that his attitude towards the confirmed tampering puts the US at risk globally. What’s been done to counter his clear allegiance to Russian influence over American interests? 

3- We need a clean Dream Act now. Time is running out!

If you can't attend contact them directly at 

SENATOR HIRONO / TWITTER @MAZIEHIRONO / FACEBOOK@MAZIE.HIRONO
PHONE (808) 522-8970
HTTPS://WWW.HIRONO.SENATE.GOV/CONTACT/EMAIL

SENATOR SCHATZ / TWITTER @BRIANSCHATZ / FACEBOOK @BRIANSCHATZ
PHONE (808) 523-2061
HTTPS://WWW.SCHATZ.SENATE.GOV/CONTACT

CONGRESSPERSON TULSI GABBARD (808) 541-1986 OR (202) 225-4906 / HTTPS://GABBARD.HOUSE.GOV/CONNECT/SHARE-YOUR-IDEAS

CONGRESSPERSON COLLEEN HANABUSA (808) 541-2570 OR (202) 225-2726 / HTTPS://HANABUSA.HOUSE.GOV/CONTACT (IF YOU ARE NOT IN HER DISTRICT, EMAIL MATTHEW.HIGA@MAIL.HOUSE.GOV

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FREE SCREENING "OKINAWA: THE AFTERBURN"
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

FREE SCREENING "OKINAWA: THE AFTERBURN"

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11/11 Armistice Day Memorial & Free Film

Okinawa: the Afterburn

A Film by John Junkerman, 2015, English & Japanese w/ English narration & subtitles) [See Trailer]

WHEN : Saturday, November 11, 3 - 530pm
WHERE : Honolulu Friends Meeting House 2426 O‘ahu Avenue (& University Ave)

Armistice Day is a day to commemorate the end of wars after WWI, before it was repurposed into “Veteran’s Day.”  We will honor the original intention of 11/11 & feature a film about Okinawa’s ongoing movement for freedom from war, as an example of humanity’s aspirations for genuine security & peace.

For more info: 808-782-0023   dok@riseup.net

A Project of Veterans for Peace (Hawai`i & Okinawa Chapters), Hawai‘i Peace & Justice, Hawai`i Okinawa Alliance, and Amnesty International Hawai‘i Chapter

wheelchair accessible • light-refreshments provided & welcomed • grateful for donations

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FREE SCHOOL : ONE YEAR OF TRUMP
Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

FREE SCHOOL : ONE YEAR OF TRUMP

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The forum will focus on the escalation on racism since Trump's election. Speakers will be experts in the areas immigration, alt-right organizing, mass incarceration, environment, sex+racism. Last but not least a performance where Trump, Ivanka and their cabinet of billionaires will show up!!

Like what we're doing? Please DONATE to keep things going.  (read about us in the LAtimes)

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Nov
7
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

1- They were already in church. “Thoughts and prayers” aren’t enough. Almost half of those dead are children, young children. Again, “thoughts and prayers” aren’t enough. Do we have to accept that as a nation, we’ve made it clear that guns are a part of the fabric of our culture, allowed (and at times encouraged) in streets, concerts, churches, nightclubs, and schools. We know what we’ll hear: that the NRA controls the GOP, that advancing gun control isn’t politically doable right now, that there aren’t the votes in either house of Congress to do anything. That’s simply not good enough. It never was, and it isn’t good enough now. We have vexing, complicated problems in this nation, but regarding assault and semi-automatic weapons, we have a solution. It’s time (past time) for every Member of Congress to take to the floor of the House and Senate, to the mics at every major news show, and at every event where they’re given a voice and decry the NRA in the harshest terms and demand action on gun control now. Our children are literally dying in their churches and their schools. We CAN do something about this. 

2- What are democrats doing? While we meet with our MOCs on Tuesday, voters will be casting votes in several critically vital elections around the country. Democrats threw a big ‘ol stink bomb in the middle of their best chances this year to regain some control of critically important areas around the country. Whether Bernie or Hillary, progressive or liberal, we have to find common voice in our own party. We have to correct the wrongs, clean up our own messes, and we have to work together. What are our four MOCs doing right now to right this ship and put the party on a sustainable path? “A better deal” doesn’t seem to be working. Where is the strategy? What is the plan? 

3- Mueller, Trump, Jared, Sessions, and the all the rest. What are our MOCs doing right now to protect the sanctity of the Mueller investigation? The leaks and the apparent ties to Russia are becoming more apparent every day. While Mueller does the work he needs to do, a narrative is building around Trump’s attempt to cast blame on Hillary and push aside the Mueller findings. Yes, of course justice deserves the time and space to take its course, but our MOCs must not be silent in the interim. The Trump machine is making plenty of noise to dodge, deflect, and dismiss. It’s up to us to keep the judicial process insulated from his trickery and ensure that the American people remain vested in their work. As VOX reported, America is facing an epistemic crisis. What are our MOCs doing to ensure that the investigation will continue uninterrupted and that its findings will be received with the clarity and belief they deserve? 

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RALLY : HAWAII VS TRUMP
Nov
3
4:00 PM16:00

RALLY : HAWAII VS TRUMP

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Let's make some noise!! Trump is making a stop over in Hawai‘i en route to Asia*. 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 Radical Cheerleader and learn the CHEERS !!

Selected Media Coverage LA Times / Hawaii News Now / StarAdvertiser / Teen Vogue / Independent UK

... still want more? KHNL (at 1:15) /  KITV (at 1:20) /  / Hawaii News Now (photo 36-46)

Note : HAWAII 3 - TRUMP 0 refers to Hawaii's success in blocking all 3 of Trump's Muslim Bans. See CNN story.

Like what we're doing? Please DONATE to keep things going.  

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Oct
31
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

1- It's Mueller Time! We will talk with our MOCs abut the investigations and demand that they do everything and more to ensure that Trump doesn't fire Mueller or in any way try to undermine this investigation. We also want both bodies of Congress to continue their investigations and their due diligence. There's a lot of smoke and Bob Mueller is finding the flames. Let's keep the pressure on to make sure he gets to the one lighting the matches.

2- Meanwhile, 45 continues to wreak havoc on our nation. #TrumpTaxScamis still churning along, with the GOP convincing Americans that the middle class will see a tax cut. We need our Dems to continue to counter that message with real news - that this is the biggest redistribution of wealth we've ever seen. It has to be stopped.

3- #PuertoRico seems to be a new pet project of 45. Pick on the mayor, the governor, the people - all American citizens - then give a massive contract to Whitefish. We cannot stand by and let this go unchecked.

4- #AsiaTrip. He arrives here on Friday, then heads off to Asia where he can literally blow all of us off the face of the planet. How will the trip be managed? Do Dems have a plan to counter his rhetoric? How will he be contained?

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MAKE IN : PREP FOR NOV 3 RALLY + NOV 8 TEACH IN
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

MAKE IN : PREP FOR NOV 3 RALLY + NOV 8 TEACH IN

Radical Cheerleader Practice for Nov 3 Rally + Preparing Props for Nov 8 Teach in (large painted heads of Trump's crew)

WHEN : Sunday, October 29, 1-5pm

WHERE : UH Manoa ART Building (Room 313/314) 

NOTE : NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

  • Bring 1" and 1/2" paint brushes and paper towels if available.
  • Aloha shirts needed to convert to cheerleaders costumes. 

DEVOS

DEVOS

SESSIONS

SESSIONS

PRUITT

PRUITT

MUNCHIN  

MUNCHIN

 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Oct
24
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

Called #TrumpTaxScam, this budget resolution has now passed by the Senate and is headed to the House, and it does everything we knew this president would want to do —tax breaks to the 1% paid for by the working people around America, including massive cuts to Medicaid. This thing is on a fast track, with a House vote expected later this week, a mark up in early November, with plans for final passage before Thanksgiving. We will tell our Members that just voting NO on this thing isn’t enough. They have to speak loudly, lobby their GOP colleagues to put Americans before this president, and make passage of this thing an assault on American values. We will also do our part, calling Members of Congress around the country to let them know we’re watching and that they cannot sell out Americans without consequences. 

Zombie Health Care. It’s back. This time it’s the Murphy/Alexander deal in the Senate, which Trump supported, until he didn’t, and until he asked for more before he’d actually support it. This is a bipartisan deal that puts some stability into the marketplace for people right now. Once again, this president is playing politics with Americans’ lives, and we expect our MOCs to call BS on it and be loud voices in the support of health care and this compromise. Also, while we’re at it - Trump’s misinformation campaign on the ACA, the website “maintenance,” and all the other dastardly deeds this admin is doing to undermine the ACA — we expect our MOCs to call BS on that too and let Americans know that they can still get insurance and that this administration is playing politics with their lives. (And while we’re talking healthcare, CHIP is still twisting in the wind, with no reauthorization and children facing an end to basic health services. They need to get on that. Now.) 

DREAMERS need our help. Let’s fix this, now. These are young people to whom America made a promise, and now this president is reneging on that promise. That’s now who we are. That’s not what we do. We are better than this. Congress has the power to act on this and do something, and we expect them to do it before they come home for Thanksgiving. 

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NoMuslimBanEver Rally - Celebration!!
Oct
18
4:30 PM16:30

NoMuslimBanEver Rally - Celebration!!

BREAKING!! Hawai‘i judge blocks Trump's Muslim Ban 3.0. Rally is turned into a celebration Rally!!! woot woot!!


We stand against Trump’s Muslim and refugee bans.

WHAT : On October 18th, the latest iteration of Trump's Muslim Ban goes into effect. This is an important moment for us to organize a strong, loud, mass mobilization that sends a clear message to this Administration: Muslim communities are organized, and our allies have our back. We will not be silent and we will stand up for our communities in the face of any and all discriminatory policies.

NEW DATE!!! WHEN : Wednesday, 10/18 at 4:30 pm

WHERE : Prince Kuhio Federal Building (EWA corner where Ala Moana Bld meets Halekauwila St) gather in front of our Congressional representative’s office holding signs

WHY : 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

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FREE SCHOOL : Art + Shenanigans in the Era of Trump
Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

FREE SCHOOL : Art + Shenanigans in the Era of Trump

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Who : Mary Babcock + Gaye Chan
When : Weds, October 18, 12 noon to 1:15pm
Where : Burns Hall Rm. 2118 (East/West Center) UH Manoa

Artists Mary Babcock + Gaye Chan are members of Hawai‘i J20+, a nonpartisan activist group that formed in November 2016 to resist Trump and his administration’s onslaught of attacks on social, economic and environmental justice; immigrants/undocumented/refugees; POC/women/LGBTQLA/disability rights; free speech and independent press.

Babcock and Chan will discuss the ways in which they and other Hawai‘i J20 artists have deployed their skills as artists in the resistance, and efforts in working toward a world not susceptible to the lures of Trump-like promises. 

Organized by the UH Cultural Studies Program. Open to members and guests of of the ICSGCP. No recordings or videotaping permitted. 

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FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB

WHEN : Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

As a continuation of our discussion on housing activism and making struggles visible, the readings are all about eviction struggles on O‘ahu

Two readings are in the Google Drive folder

• A zine on the anti-eviction struggles in Honolulu's Chinatown in the 1970s and 1980s

• A text excerpt from the 1970 special issue of the Hawaii Free People's Press on the Kalama Valley eviction struggle

+ A short article about Sand Island evictions on Flux Hawaii

+ 24-minute documentary The Sand Island Story (1981) which documents Sand Island residents attempts to forestall eviction by the State of Hawai'i.

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Oct
17
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

 

The Trump administration continues to wreak havoc abroad and here at home. We’re back out there this week, talking with our Members of Congress about these atrocities and demanding that they stand up against this bully and find solutions. While Trump may think it’s ok to play politics with everything from nuclear weapons to health care to food safety, we don’t, and we’re not letting him get away with it. See you out there!

1- By decertifying the Iran deal and claiming that diplomacy will continue “until the first bomb drops” in North Korea, this administration is putting the world on edge. Diplomacy is critical right now, and this administration is blind to that need, preferring sable rattling and threats.  While the world hangs in the balance, the president and secretary of state continue their IQ and he said/he said wars. What’s the strategy and where are the adults? What are our MOCs doing to de-escalate the North Korean tension and how will the Senate now act on the Iran deal? 

2- Trump is hell-bent on destroying all elements of the Obama administration, starting with the ACA. Now he’s stopped the CSR payments, leaving working class families stuck with a higher insurance bill and uncertainty. Where’s the bipartisan effort to “prop up” the insurance markets? Why aren’t we hearing anything about it? Yes, a single payer system is the ideal, but what are we doing right now to keep Americans insured, keep their meds available to them, and keep their treatment for life-threatening illness in tact?  

3- As Harvey Weinstein dominates the news cycle, we are reminded that exactly one year ago we heard the Access Hollywood audio of the “predator in chief” admitting to sexual assault. This isn’t just a Hollywood story. It’s an American story, with predators roaming the halls of Congress, Fortune 500 companies, and the White House. Meanwhile, Betsy DeVos wants to roll back safeguards for women on college campuses. We expect our MOCs to stand up and speak loudly on this issue and not shy away from the allegations facing Trump. The predatory treatment of women is immoral and illegal, and we expect our justice system and our lawmakers to stand firm in their defense of women against such vile acts.  

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J20 ON PAUAHI STREET FESTIVAL
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

J20 ON PAUAHI STREET FESTIVAL

  • Pauahi Street and Bethel Honolulu, HI, 96814 United States (map)
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DETRUMPING CLINIC

HAWAI‘I J20+'s Art+Shenanigan's team will be participating in Pauahi Street Festival

WHEN : Saturday, Oct 14, 11am - 3pm

WHERE : Pauahi Street at Bethel

Those who approach the "DeTrumping Clinic" will be greeted by a performer dressed as Lucy from Peanuts. Lucy will ask each willing participant a series of questions meant to uncover unhealthy habits and attitudes, symptoms of trumpism that sicken many of us in our daily lives. Many symptoms of trumpism go completely unnoticed: attitudes that perpetuate divisiveness, bullying habits, and instances of greediness. Lucy’s psychiatry session searches for these common social ills that lower our capacity for empathizing with others, and allow for people like Donald Trump to come to power. After the session Lucy will write a prescription for each participant and send them to one of three Charlie Browns, who will guide participants in a thought provoking game of Operation. 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Oct
10
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

1- The Dotard’s feud with North Korea is still simmering, and the ruckus over Tillerson only makes it worse. We’ll ask our MOCs what they’re doing to reign in this childishness coming from the WH, what’s being done to shore up the State Department’s role in this escalating situation, and why the Senate Foreign Relations committee - chaired by Sen. Corker - hasn’t called hearings to address the escalating dangers. 

2- The administration’s continued march to place people in positions of power who are not scientists, don’t accept scientific data, and in many cases, do not believe it is relevant continues and is getting worse. The NASA nominee is making news and Sen. Schatz has joined a group of Senators opposing Bridenstine’s appointment. It’s also appalling that Bridenstine has a long history of opposing rights for the LBGTQ community. We’ll demand our MOCs speak loudly against this nominee and ask Senator Schatz what we can do to support his opposition when the nomination is heard by the Senate Commerce Committee (where Schatz is a member.) 

3- Bob Corker’s comments about Trump are strong and on-point. But what’s not gotten much attention is his comment that most of his GOP colleagues agree with him. If that’s true, what are our Senators doing to bring those GOP votes to bear on issues that matter? It’s increasingly clear, even to those who initially supported Trump, that he’s unfit to lead and is barreling us towards disaster. The Senate needs to coalesce NOW to stop him. They have to put country before party, and what are our Senators doing to move us in that direction? 

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FREE SCHOOL : STUDENT DEBT CRISIS
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

FREE SCHOOL : STUDENT DEBT CRISIS

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Join AAUW Honolulu for a panel discussion on the student debt crisis! We will explore how female students are struggling to pay off student debt and how we can address those issues here in Hawai‘i.

WHAT : AAUW will present their newest research: Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans, which finds that women hold a larger share of the student debt in the US and are struggling to pay off that debt. Our local panel of experts will discuss how the student debt crisis is impacting women in Hawaii and specific ways to address those issues.

WHEN : Wednesday, October 4  - 6-8:00pm

WHERE : Neil Blaisdell Center, Hawai‘i Suites

+ FREE Dinner! / DETAILS + RSVP

an't make the event? Click here to learn more about the research!

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Oct
3
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : Gun control, Puerto Rico, and Trump administration corruption from top to bottom!

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FREE SCREENING + SPEAKERS : CITY OF GHOSTS
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

FREE SCREENING + SPEAKERS : CITY OF GHOSTS

  • Honolulu Museum of Art / Doris Duke Theatre (map)
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CITY OF GHOSTS

Official Selection. Sundance Film Festival

Doors Open at 5:30pm / Free Admission : First Come First Serve



6:00PM

Film Screening 

(opening remarks by Hawai‘i AG Doug Chin)

J20+ is once again partnering with the Doris Duke Theatre, in support of their principled stance against President Trump's Muslim Ban. City of Ghosts brings attention to the real-life consequences of the Muslim Ban, under which no refugees from anywhere in the world are currently able to enter the US; and President Trump's withdrawal of US support for the opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Syrians fleeing Assad's murderous regime constitute the world's largest group of refugees.

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. It is a war being waged not only on the ground, but in the digital trenches of social media. Academy Award-nominated director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) takes viewers into the war zone of ISIS-occupied Syria, where a band of anonymous activists known as Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) wage a counteroffensive against the terrorist group's campaign of propaganda and misinformation. Armed with video cameras, these intrepid citizen journalists risk their lives to spread the truth about life under ISIS. The unforgettable images they've captured and the stories they have to tell are a wake-up call to the world.

See TRAILER

Selected quotes from reviews:

"Matthew Heineman's return to Sundance after his Oscar-nominated Cartel Land is a triumphant one. Where his previous film was a journalistic masterclass in taking access to the extreme, City of Ghosts instead turns the camera on heroic journalists themselves. In doing so, Heineman may have made the definitive contemporary documentary about the tragedy of Syria, as well as an epoch-defining piece on modern media tactics." The Guardian

"Heineman pulls no punches on showing the brutality that is enacted by the radical group, and it makes for an extremely effective doc with such a personal core." Roger Ebert

"Heineman offers up a double portrait of devastation, of a truly destroyed city and of partially decimated survivors, leaving the viewer with an empathetic sense of deep sorrow." Hollywood Reporter

"Heineman poignantly weaves together big-picture themes with intimate events...a powerful reminder of how essential freedom of the press really is, and how easily it can be taken away." AV Club

"What City of Ghosts does best is to humanize those who've suffered most from the conflict in Syria, educating us through both outrage and compassion." Variety

"This story should be required viewing for anyone engaging in discussion of the refugee 'problem'... a profound study in bravery" New York Post

"The experience of watching City of Ghosts is similar to Cartel Land in that you remain wide-eyed, jaw dropped the entire time...Ultimately, the film quietly asserts itself and the work of RBSS as crucial weapons in the fight against ISIS. If ISIS is fighting a war of propaganda, banning satellite dishes and internet access and cameras, those are the tools that the citizens can and must use to resist these forces, to expose their truth." The Playlist

"Timely, pressing, important." Seattle Times

"Ghosts becomes a portrait of true, and terrifying, heroism - but with a devastating personal and emotional price." Flavorwire

7:45 - 8:45PM

Post-Screening Panel Featuring Internationally- Renowned Speakers

Speakers : Members of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently

  • Abdalaziz Alhamza, co-founder
  • Hamoud Al-Mousa, co-founder
  • Walaa Atlahaan, member 

Moderator: Nandita Sharma - Associate Professor of International Migration and Racism, Sociology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

8:45PM ->

Moderated Conversation at the Museum Cafe


Hawai‘i J20+ seeks monetary contributions to make this event possible. 

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs," Karl Marx 1875

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FREE SCHOOL : Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

FREE SCHOOL : Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

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“We wanted to be free”: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently and the Progressive Resistance against Assad, ISIL, and Imperialism in Syria 

Who : Abdalaziz Alhamza & Walaa Altahhan (Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
When : Thursday, September 28, 12 noon to 1:15pm
Where : Burns Hall Rm. 2118 (East/West Center) UH Manoa

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. 

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