Festival of Resistance
WHEN : Saturday, July 8, 10am-3pm
WHERE : Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Ave
Organized by World Can't Wait-Hawai`i
Featuring tables and displays from more than 20 organizations; live music, kids' activities. Workshops on immigration, climate change, war & militarism + dissent/fascism.
There will be free parking in the parking lot adjacent to the Church of the Crossroads (by the big banyan tree). Use the Bingham Street entrance. There is an additional free parking lot in the ewa side of the church but we expect that one to fill up quickly.
Mark Hixon, who has written numerous articles on the effects of climate change on the environment, has agreed to give a short introductory talk in the climate change workshop, and will be available for Q&A and discussion.
The workshops on immigration, climate change, fascism/dissent, and war/militarism promise are an essential component in the Festival and we urge you to attend at least one of them (and hopefully more!).
Each workshop will begin with short talks by invited discussants who are knowledgable on the subject, and then will encourage Q&A and discussion.
10:30-11:30: Immigration. Speakers from Hawaii's immigrant rights community will address Trump's immigration policies; our vulnerable community in Hawai‘i, and steps that have been taken to resist.
11:30-12:30: Climate Change. Scientists present will include Mark Hixon, Michael Hadfield, and Hector Venezuela.
12:30-1:30: Fascism/Dissent: Representatives from ACLU and Refuse Fascism will speak to the dangers of fascism (what it is and how we need to resist), as well as current attacks on dissent.
1:30-2:30: Representatives from Women's Voices, Women's Speak and World Can't Wait-Hawai‘i will give presentations on Trump's expanding war in the Middle East, threats of nuclear war, and the increased militarization in the Pacific. Kim Compoc, who just returned from Okinawa's front-line struggle will give a short report-back.