FREE SCHOOL : The Democratic Power of History from Below
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

FREE SCHOOL : The Democratic Power of History from Below

The Democratic Power of History from Below

Keynote by Marcus Rediker, award-winning scholar of American history, slavery and abolition, piracy, social, cultural and labor history

WHEN : Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m.

WHERE : University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa ART Auditorium

Rediker, who is also a documentary filmmaker, has authored and edited many books, including award-winning The Many-Headed Hydra (2000), Slave Ship (2007), The Amistad Rebellion (2012) and, most recently, The Fearless Benjamin Lay (2017).

He is currently UH Manoa’s Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals. He is also Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. Rediker has been active in social justice and peace movements, such as the worldwide campaign to end the death penalty.

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FREE SCHOOL : From Resistance to Resilience: A New Vision on Immigration and Social Justice
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

FREE SCHOOL : From Resistance to Resilience: A New Vision on Immigration and Social Justice

From Resistance to Resilience: A New Vision on Immigration and Social Justice

WHEN : Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 pm
WHERE : UH Manoa Architecture Auditorium

Marielena Hincapié is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, the main organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants in the United States. Combining litigation, policy advocacy, communications, and alliance-building, the NILC under Hincapié’s leadership has emerged as one of the preeminent progressive voices on immigration in American politics.

The Trump era has been marked by exclusionary immigration policies to build barriers, increase detention and deportation, turn away asylum speakers, and, most controversially, to separate children from parents. Hincapié has led the opposition to many of these policies, but she contends that it’s not enough to fight back—we have to fight forward. In her address at UH, she will outline a bold proposal for the path forward, including what communities, states, and the nation can do to build a blueprint for a more just and inclusive country.

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FREE SCHOOL : Conversation between Marcus Rediker & Peter Linebaugh
Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

FREE SCHOOL : Conversation between Marcus Rediker & Peter Linebaugh

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WHEN : Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30-6:30 pm
WHERE : King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center (417 S King) 

This conversation between two leading historians will range from the art and craft of writing history to Atlantic and Pacific working-class studies, to the Anthropocene, and planetary crisis. Special emphasis will be given to Linebaugh’s new book, Red Round Globe Hot Burning: A Tale at the Crossroads of Commons and Closure, of Love and terror, of Race and Class, and of Kate and Ned Despard (2019).

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FREE SCHOOL / Red Round Globe Hot Burning: Engaging Peter Linebaugh on our Common Struggle for Liberty
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL / Red Round Globe Hot Burning: Engaging Peter Linebaugh on our Common Struggle for Liberty

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Red Round Globe Hot Burning: Engaging Peter Linebaugh on our Common Struggle for Liberty

WHEN : Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-8:30PM 
WHERE : UH Manoa ART Building, room 308
WHAT : Activist engagement with Peter Linebaugh

Bonus! A potluck feast!!!  / ***Please bring a dish to share + BYOB***


Peter Linebaugh is an historian of the relationship between crime, class, colonialism and the destruction of the commons. His scholarship has depended on people’s struggles and has been welcomed by activists. He has participated in struggles for the abolition of the death penalty, the abolition of prisons, the disarmament of police, opposition to imperialist war, a democratic justice system (jury nullification), rank-and-file power in unions, and the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP in Boston.

Some of these battles, and the significance of ideas to action, inform his many books, including: The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day (2016) Stop, Thief! (2014); The Magna Carta Manifesto (2008), The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (2000, with Marcus Rediker) and now, Red Round Globe Hot Burning: A Tale at the Crossroads of Commons and Closure, of Love and Terror, of Race and Class, and of Kate and Ned Despard (2019).

Throughout his many books, Peter Linebaugh has carried the message of the importance of commoning to re-unite the long-separated realms of production and reproduction. At this gathering, activists in Hawaii will discuss with Peter Linebaugh the things our struggles have in common, how to make our radical ideas commonplace, and how to collectively win our liberty from rulers of all sorts.

Co-sponsors : Hawai‘i J20+, the Community Alliance on Prisons, Young People Demanding Action, Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP), Drug Policy Forum of Hawai‘i, and Arresting Prostitutes is Legal Exploitation (APLE).

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FREE SPECIAL SCREENING : GHOSTS OF AMISTAD with MARCUS REDIKER
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

FREE SPECIAL SCREENING : GHOSTS OF AMISTAD with MARCUS REDIKER

Brought to you by Hawai‘i J20+, the Doris Duke Theater, and the Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair of Democratic Ideals

GHOSTS OF AMISTAD

Special Screening + Introduction and Conversation 

With Film Producer and Writer Marcus Rediker

WHEN : Thursday, April 11, 7:00-9:00PM

WHERE : Doris Duke Theatre / Honolulu Museum of Art (900 S Beretania)

Free with RSVP

This documentary by Tony Buba is based on Marcus Rediker’s The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012). It chronicles a trip to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the people who seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, to interview elders about local memory of the case, and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began. The film uses the knowledge of villagers, fishermen, and truck drivers to recover a lost history from below in the struggle against slavery. The American Historical Association awarded the John E. O'Connor Prize to "Ghosts of Amistad" as the best historical documentary of 2015. 

Marcus Rediker is the Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair of Democratic Ideals at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh, and Guest Curator at the J.M.W. Turner Gallery at Tate Britain. His histories from below have won many prizes and appeared in fifteen languages. His most recent book is The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (Beacon Press, 2017).

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FREE SCHOOL : A Conversation on Constraining Human Mobility: Slavery, Immigration Controls, and National Citizenship
Apr
10
12:00 PM12:00

FREE SCHOOL : A Conversation on Constraining Human Mobility: Slavery, Immigration Controls, and National Citizenship

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With Marcus Rediker (History, University of Pittsburgh), Radhika Mongia (Sociology, York University), and Nandita Sharma (Sociology, UHM)

WHEN : Wednesday, April 10. 12 noon–1:15pm

WHERE : UHManoa, Burns Hall, Room 2118

Moderated by Marcus Rediker, this conversation between Radhika Mongia and Nandita Sharma will explore states’ constraints on human mobility, the important difference that the form of state power takes in how this mobility is regulated and restricted (e.g imperial- versus nation-states), the historical relationship between the end of slavery and the start of what we now know as immigration controls, as well as the significance of the rise of nationalisms and the wholesale legitimacy attached today to the lack of free human mobility across state borders. How constraints on human mobility shape ideals of political membership as well as ideas of societal belonging will be discussed in relationship to how citizenship and immigration controls organize capitalist markets for labor power. 

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Marcus Rediker is the Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals at UH and Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. His histories have won numerous awards and appeared in fifteen languages. His most recent book is The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (Beacon Press, 2017). Radhika Mongia is Associate Professor of Sociology and faculty with the graduate programs in Sociology, Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies, Political Science, and Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto. Her research is situated at the intersection of history, law, and political theory and explores the makings of the global modern. Among other venues, her research has appeared in journals such as Public Culture, Gender & History, Cultural Studies, and Comparative Studies in Society and History.

Radhika Mongia is the author of Indian Migration and Empire: A Colonial Genealogy of the Modern State (Duke University Press and Permanent Black Press, 2018). Her participation is supported by the Rama Watumull Collaborative Lecture Series, Centre for South Asian Studies.

Nandita Sharma is Associate Professor of Sociology at UH Manoa and an activist scholar whose research on human migration, nationalism, racism and global capitalism is shaped by the social movements she is active in, including No Borders movements and those struggling for the planetary commons. She has a forthcoming book, Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrations (Duke University Press).

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Meet with Members of Congress
Apr
9
11:45 AM11:45

Meet with Members of Congress

Join Indivisible Hawai‘i to meet and talk with the staff of our Member of Congress. Come prepared to talk about those issues of greatest importance to you. Questions? <indivisiblehawaii@gmail.com>

WHERE: Visit Rep Ed Case's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

WHEN: April 9, 11:45am

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

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DEMAND RELEASE OF FULL MUELLER REPORT
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

DEMAND RELEASE OF FULL MUELLER REPORT

A Rapid Response has been called for this Thursday at 5pm! Demand Release of Mueller Report!

We join over 300 events across the US in a powerful call to make the full Mueller report + all supporting material public!

On Friday, March 29 Attorney General William Barr responded to the widespread rejection of his four-page summary of the Mueller report as insufficient. In a letter to congressional leaders, he committed to making the full Mueller report public. However, he is saying there will be "exceptions"—what that means is still to be seen—and he's setting a timeline of mid-April, well after the deadline of Tuesday, April 2 set by Congressional leaders. Representative Jerry Nadler reaffirmed his expectation for full transparency by April 2.

WHEN : Thursday, April 4 at 5pm

WHERE : Federal Building (ewa corner where Ala Moana Blvd meets Halekauwila St)

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Sign up for text alerts, email Hawai‘i J20+ at <adayofresistance@gmail.com> with your cel phone number + your cel service carrier.

Contact your senators and representative to ask them to demand that the full Mueller report is released to Congress and the public. Especially Tulsi Gabbard who is asking all to move on without seeing the report… See Video 

SENATOR HIRONO / TWITTER @MAZIEHIRONO / FACEBOOK@MAZIE.HIRONO
PHONE (808) 522-8970
HTTPS://WWW.HIRONO.SENATE.GOV/CONTACT (SEND HER A FREE FAX)


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


CONGRESSPERSON ED CASE CD1 (808) 650-6688 OR (202) 225-2726 /  HTTPS://CASE.HOUSE.GOV/CONTACT/EMAIL-ED


CONGRESSPERSON TULSI GABBARD CD2 (808) 541-1986 OR (202) 225-4906 / HTTPS://GABBARD.HOUSE.GOV/CONNECT/SHARE-YOUR-IDEAS (SEND HER A FREE FAX)


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Meet with Members of Congress
Apr
2
11:45 AM11:45

Meet with Members of Congress

Join Indivisible Hawai‘i to meet and talk with the staff of our Member of Congress. Come prepared to talk about those issues of greatest importance to you. Questions? <indivisiblehawaii@gmail.com>

WHERE: Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana

WHEN: gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

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FREE SCHOOL : MONICA JONES / HARM REDUCTION HAWAI‘I
Mar
1
3:00 PM15:00

FREE SCHOOL : MONICA JONES / HARM REDUCTION HAWAI‘I

hosted by Harm Reduction Hawai‘i

PRESENTATION BY MONICA JONES

WHEN : Friday March 1, 3 to 5 PM

WHERE : Ala Moana Hotel Carnation Room

Monica Jones is an African-American trans-woman and sex worker rights activist. While a student at Arizona State University, Jones campaigned against police sting operations against prostitutes, which were aided by the ASU School of Social work and religious charities.

One day after speaking at a protest against a Phoenix law which allows police to arrest anyone suspected of "manifesting prostitution". Jones accepted a ride home after visiting a bar, and the undercover officer driving the car arrested her under the law that she had been protesting.

Laverne Cox and Janet Mock joined a campaign against the Phoenix law, which they argue targets transgender women of color, following the conviction of Jones. Cox stated, "All over the country, trans women are targeted simply for being who they are. Laws like this manifestation law really support systematically the idea that girls like me, girls like me and Monica, are less than [others] in this country," Mock tweeted, "Speak against the profiling of [trans woman of color], like Monica Jones".

RSVP or Questions: Tracy Ryan 808-534-1846   tracyar@hawaiiantel.net

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FREE SCHOOL / The Mundane in a Spectacular Era: #metoo + #blacklivesmatter
Feb
22
2:30 PM14:30

FREE SCHOOL / The Mundane in a Spectacular Era: #metoo + #blacklivesmatter

The Mundane in a Spectacular Era: #metoo and #blacklivesmatter

Lecture by Shatema Threadcraft

WHEN : Friday, February 22; 2:30-4:00 pm

WHERE : UHManoa, Saunders Hall, Room 637

Shatema Threadcraft is an Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth. Her presentation will discuss the potential lessons the #metoo movement may hold for organizing around the gender-based violence concerns of black women. Contemporary black politics has focused on the politics of spectacular death – black men killed by police on tape. Many black women are murdered; however, they tend to be murdered in private. A black man is killed by a policeman or similar agent every 28 hours, but every 21 hours a black woman is killed by an intimate partner. A movement that has brought to light the overwhelming numbers of anonymous women who are victims of sexual harassment and violence that were once private demonstrates how the private, mundane might be made into a powerful and mobilizing spectacle when conditions are right.

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FREE SCHOOL : "Sexuality and Public Politics" Hyun Mee Kim
Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

FREE SCHOOL : "Sexuality and Public Politics" Hyun Mee Kim

WHEN : February 7, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
WHERE : UHMānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies

Sexuality has recently emerged as a major issue in public politics in South Korea. This presentation WH, professor of cultural anthropology at Yonsei University, will examine South Korea's #MeToo movement in the context of the failure of the “state feminism” of the persistently conservative regime and the moral failure of the progressive wing over the years as seen in former Governor Ahn Hee-jung’s sexual violence case.

Prof. Kim's lecture, titled "Sexuality and Public Politics: Temporal Contingency of the #MeToo Movement in Contemporary South Korea," is the tenth in the Center for Korean Studies' annual Forum on Critical Issues in Korean Studies.

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IT IS TIME FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL!!
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

IT IS TIME FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL!!

It’s Time to Fight and Win!

EXPANDED + IMPROVED MEDICARE FOR ALL

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(hosted by Healthcare for All Hawai‘i)

WHEN : Saturday, January 26, 2019 / 10 AM to noon

WHERE : Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park (Look for grey tents at Picnic site #32 of Magic Island, that's on the right side of the park when standing at the parking lot and facing the ocean side.)

SPEAKERS : Will explain how the present healthcare system is INEFFECTIVE, INEFFICIENT, and EXPENSIVE and on the basics of a TRULY UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE and AFFORDABLE health insurance system. 

  • Leslie Gise, Physicians for National Health Program

  • Steve Kimble, Hawai‘i Health Authority

  • Maya Maxym, Physician and Indivisible Hawai‘i

  • Dennis Miller, Healthcare-for-all Hawai‘i

This is a fun community kids-friendly event. We aim to gather anyone who:

  • is frustrated, and sick and tired of the greed-based and profit-oriented healthcare system

  • believes that healthcare is basic to human dignity

  • would like to learn in-depth about how this current broken healthcare system perpetuates inequalities and discrimination

  • would like to learn in-depth about the national single-payer system/Medicare For All

  • would like to take action/work for healthcare for all in Hawai‘i

Bring your healthcare stories and your own placards/signs showing what you want for healthcare.

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