FREE SCHOOL : TERRA BURNS / SEX WORK ACTIVISM
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

FREE SCHOOL : TERRA BURNS / SEX WORK ACTIVISM

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Free School (hosted by Harm Reductionists + Sex Worker Rights Advocates)

Terra Burns

WHAT : Burns will discuss her activities in Alaska, and how elected officials have responded to mitigate the many harms done to sex workers by their previous statutes and rules. 

WHEN : Thurs Nov 15, 1pm-3pm

WHERE : 916 Coolidge Street

RSVP : UHIP@hawaii.edu

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FREE SCREENING : THE PRICE OF FREE
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

FREE SCREENING : THE PRICE OF FREE

Film Screening "The Price of Free"

(Global Day of Action hosted by the College of Social Sciences)

WHEN : Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 PM - 7:30 pm

WHERE : UHManoa Crawford Hall, room 115

RSVP : UHIP@hawaii.edu

The 100 Million Campaign is a call to action for a world where all children are free, safe, and educated. It was founded by child rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, who has worked to uplift the world’s most marginalized young people. The goal is to support and empower a generation of young leaders capable of changing the world one community at a time. The film tells the story of how Kailash Satyarthi rescued over 86,000 children from forced labor and slavery in India, and mobilized millions across the world to demand the right to freedom and education.

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FREE SCHOOL : RBG and Other Notorious Women
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

FREE SCHOOL : RBG and Other Notorious Women

RBG and Other Notorious Women: Panel Discussion and Screening

WHEN : October 26, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
WHERE : Mānoa Campus, William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2

A panel featuring four of Hawai‘i's outstanding jurists and lawmakers will discuss Justice Ginsburg and her influence, also with a screening of the hit documentary, "RBG."

Panelists include: 
Della Au Belatti '03, Majority Leader Hawai‘i House of Representatives 
Colleen Hanabusa '77, Congresswoman 
Leslie E. Kobayashi, United States District Court Judge 
Sabrina S. McKenna '82, Hawai‘i Supreme Court Associate Justice


Event Sponsor
William S. Richardson School of Law, Mānoa Campus

More Information
(808) 956-8478, lawevent@hawaii.edu

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ADDRESSING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE ACADEMY AND BEYOND
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

ADDRESSING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE ACADEMY AND BEYOND

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Better Tomorrow Speaker Series
#METOOU 
ADDRESSING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE ACADEMY AND BEYOND

with Karen Kelsky, UH Mānoa
 MA 1992 & PhD 1996 author of "The Professor is In" and creator of the "Sexual Harassment in the Academy Survey"

WHEN : Tuesday, October 16, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE : UH Mānoa - School of Architecture, Room 205 - Auditorium

Dr. Kelsky, a columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job(Random House, 2015), is most known for her work on graduate education, but she has become a prominent figure in the #MeToo movement. In 2017, she set up a public online survey on sexual harassment in institutions of higher learning. The response was overwhelming, the findings deeply troubling. Since then, Kelsky has been traveling the country, speaking out on issues of sexual assault in the academy, with a focus on empowering victims and training people in leadership.

Questions? btss@hawaii.edu
Parking is available on the UH Mānoa campus for $6 after 4 p.m. For more information on parking, please click here.

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Sponsored by: Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Office of Institutional Equity, UH Alumni Relations, UH West O‘ahu, UHM Anthropology, UHM American Studies, UHM Campus Climate Committee, UHM College of Social Sciences, UHM Women's Studies, and the William S. Richardson School of Law.




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FREE SCHOOL : What Did You Say And Where Did You Say It?
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

FREE SCHOOL : What Did You Say And Where Did You Say It?

What Did You Say And Where Did You Say It?: Freedom of Expression At A Public University

WHEN : Monday, September 17, 5 – 7 PM (Registration at 4:45 PM)

WHERE : Law School, Classroom 2

The Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Public Policy Center, and the William S. Richardson School of Law will celebrate the International Day of Peace and Constitution Day with a discussion about free speech on campus.

Moderator: Avi Soifer, Dean William S. Richardson School of Law

Speakers:

Chuck Lawrence, Professor William S. Richardson School of Law

Joshua Wisch, Executive Director American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai’i

Closing: Carole Petersen, Professor Matsunaga Institute for Peace and William S. Richardson School of Law

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FILM PREMIERE : "RBG" RUTH BADER GINSBERG
Sep
3
3:00 PM15:00

FILM PREMIERE : "RBG" RUTH BADER GINSBERG

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CNN Films Sets North American ‘RBG’ Broadcast Premiere for Monday, Sept. 3
CNN content on-air, online offers multidimensional portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

CNN will premiere the critically-acclaimed ‘RBG,’ for television Monday, Sept. 3.  The film, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, explores the singular legal legacy and life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and multigenerational pop culture icon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Airs in Hawai‘i on CNN Monday, Sept. 3, at 3:00 and 6:00pm

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FREE FILM : JUNK RAFT + CONVERSATION WITH MARCUS ERIKSEN
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

FREE FILM : JUNK RAFT + CONVERSATION WITH MARCUS ERIKSEN

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Better Tomorrow Speaker Series

Screening of the Short Film JUNK RAFT
Followed by Q&A with Marcus Eriksen

WHEN : Wednesday, August 29 - 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE : The Royal Hawaiian Monarch Ballroom. 2259 Kalakaua Ave, 

MARCUS ERIKSEN
AUTHOR
CO-FOUNDER OF LEAP LAB
RESEARCH DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER
OF THE 5 GYRES INSTITUTE

DRIFTING 2,600 MILES FROM LOS ANGELES TO HAWAI‘I ON 15,000 PLASTIC BOTTLES TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR OCEANS 

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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

WHEN : Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Encore Saloon | Hecho en Hawai‘i (10 North Hotel Street)

TOPIC : PRIMER ON OPEN SOURCE | FREE SOFTWARE | DIGITAL COMMONS

READINGS :  from Free Software Foundation, a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom. It has successfully created a commons in the face of institutionalized possessive individualism. 

Mission statement and code of conduct
https://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:About#Founding_Documents

Definition of a software commons
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

How copyleft articulates with copyright laws
https://www.fsf.org/bulletin/2014/spring/copyright-assignment-at-the-fsf

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FREE SCHOOL : BANS, WALLS + CAGES : IMMIGRANT JUSTICE NOW!
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

FREE SCHOOL : BANS, WALLS + CAGES : IMMIGRANT JUSTICE NOW!

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Anti-immigrant politics and government policies are central to the Trump agenda and have been from the start. The same is true across the world. Everywhere, nationalism is hardening, fascists are being emboldened and empowered, and immigrants are used as scapegoats for the very real problems people – and our planet – face. In the United States, the Trump administration has put in place policies that have further devastated immigrants. The Muslim Ban has re-institutionalized racism in US immigration policy. Deportations are widely being used to frighten and silence people. The violent separation of children from their caregivers has shown us just how much the lives of immigrants are fodder for political games of brinkmanship. This must all stop. We need a new direction, one that understands that anti-immigrant politics are harmful for both immigrants and citizens. At this public forum on immigration, speakers will address both the harms and ways forward so we can realize justice for all.

WHEN : Wednesday, August 8, 6 - 8pm
WHERE : Harris United Methodist Church (20 S Vineyard Blvd)

SPEAKERS:

AMY AGBAYANI, co-chair of the Hawai‘i Friends of Civil Rights, was born in the Philippines and retired from UH Manoa in 2016. She was chair of the InterAgency Council for Immigrant Services, Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission and Hawai‘i Judicial Selection Commission.

DOUG CHIN is the Lieutenant Governor of Hawai‘i and former Attorney General from 2015-2018. As Attorney General, he led other states in suing President Trump for banning travel from Muslim-majority nations into the United States based on discrimination.

CLARE HANUSZ is an attorney and the founder of Aloha Immigration.

JOHN KAWAMOTO was an analyst for the State Legislature before retiring. All of his grandparents were immigrants. He is a member on the Hawai‘i J20+ Immigration Committee, where he has taken a lead role in advocating for the Ho‘okipa Bill in the Hawai‘i State Congress.

HAKIM OUANSAFI is the President of the Muslim Association of Hawai‘i.

JOSH WISCH is the Executive Director of the Hawai‘i ACLU.

NICOLE WOO is the Chair of Harris United Methodist Church's Sanctuary ministry team.

Moderator : Nandita Sharma, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

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FREE SCHOOL : Ethics in Politics
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

FREE SCHOOL : Ethics in Politics

Weinstein Ethics Lecture: "Ethics in Politics"

WHEN : Tuesday, August 7 /- 6 - 7:30pm

WHEN : Shidler College of Business, BUSAD A-102

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Corruption is rife in today's political climate from Citizens United to the Koch Brothers and other corporation backed lobbyists. The average cost of running a campaign excludes most everyday people from running meanwhile the "salary" of an elected official is really small - most town council members, state senators, even Congressman can't afford to commit the time necessary because it won't pay the bills--meaning that only folks with certain types of careers can run (lawyers, businessman, wealthy). Is the political system rigged against only those who can afford to play the game - run a campaign, survive on political salary which in most cases are very low? Meanwhile, how do we prevent big business from influencing our representatives on important decisions? Should term limits or caps on political spending be imposed? These and other issues will be taken up on this promising panel.

This lecture features:

  • Barbara Boxer, Former U.S. Senator for California

  • Colleen Hanabusa, U.S. Representative for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District

Licensed attorneys are eligible for 1.5 CLE credits. Sign up via RSVP link. 

Contact : (808) 956-8478 / lawevent@hawaii.edu

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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

WHEN : Monday, May 21 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

TOPIC : SEX WORK 101 - Session II

READINGS : 

1. https://www.ted.com/talks/juno_mac_the_laws_that_sex_workers_really_want/up-next

2. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.commondreams.org/views/2018/04/11/no-one-wants-listen-sex-workers%3famp

3. https://www.teenvogue.com/story/fosta-sesta-anti-sex-trafficking-bill

4. "Anti-Trafficking Rhetoric and the Making of a Global Apartheid" by Nandita Sharma (download)

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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
May
7
6:30 PM18:30
FREE SNEAK PREVIEW : SAVING ATLANTIS
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

FREE SNEAK PREVIEW : SAVING ATLANTIS

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WHEN : Saturday, April 28, 3-6 PM

WHERE : UHM Art Auditorium, room 132 (MAP)

Saving Atlantis is a feature documentary about one of the most consequential issues of our time: the dramatic decline of global coral reef ecosystems and the impact on human populations that depend on them.

Produced by a team of award-winning filmmakers and researchers, the film follows those who are fighting to uncover the causes of coral decline and find solutions before it’s too late. It is an emotional exploration of some of our planet's greatest natural wonders at a tipping point in their ecological history.

Coral reefs cover only 0.1 percent of the Earth’s surface, but they’re home to 25 percent of all marine species, and they’re being lost at an alarming rate. Pollution, overfishing and climate change are some of the human-influenced culprits in the dramatic decline of these magnificent natural structures. Coral reefs serve as a lynchpin in the global food web. Their decline leads our entire planet in a perilous direction. But research from scientists around the world hints at bright spots where real strides can be made in preservation and protection of these habitats.

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FREE SCHOOL : JEFFREY STOCKBRIDGE / Kensington Blues: Philadelphia's Opioid Epidemic Revealed
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

FREE SCHOOL : JEFFREY STOCKBRIDGE / Kensington Blues: Philadelphia's Opioid Epidemic Revealed

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Kensington Blues: Philadelphia's Opioid Epidemic Revealed

a talk by photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge

WHEN : Tuesday 4/24 from 6 to 730pm

WHERE : UH Manoa ART Building (Room 101) 


Jeffrey Stockbridge presents the evolution of Kensington Blues. Spanning 5 years, from 2008-2013, Stockbridge photographed and interviewed people struggling with addiction along Kensington Avenue in North Philadelphia. Beginning as a personal project, Kensington Blues later became a blog and eventually a book. Featuring audio recordings, videos and photographs, Stockbridge will discuss how the project changed over the years as he developed a strong connection with the neighborhood. More at kensingtonblues.com.

BIO : Jeffrey Stockbridge is a photographer and fine art printer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stockbridge graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Photography in 2005. His work has been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Delaware Art Museum. In 2010, Stockbridge was nominated for the Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and he was recently shortlisted for both the Lange-Taylor Prize and the Center For Documentary Studies First Book Prize. In 2014, Stockbridge’s series Kensington Blues, was accepted into Review Santa Fe and awarded a Critical Mass Top 50 Winner by Photo Lucida. Stockbridge is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship Grant and a CFEVA Fellowship. His work has been featured in print and web publications such as The NY Times Magazine, Time Magazine, National Geographic, The Telegraph UK, LensCulture, Conscientious, and Feature Shoot. Stockbridge’s book Kensington Blues was released in 2017.

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FREE SCREENING : "216 BEACH WALK, WAIKIKI" WITH DIRECTOR + PANEL
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCREENING : "216 BEACH WALK, WAIKIKI" WITH DIRECTOR + PANEL

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216 BEACH WALK, WAIKIKI

by Alan Marcus (2018, 30mins)

WHEN : Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 - 8:00pm

WHERE : UH Manoa ART Building (Room 101) 

The film's title refers to the former address of author Jack London during his final year in Hawaii in 1915 when he was stimulating interest in the islands through his writings.  By chance, the same location is now the back door of Trump Int’l Hotel Waikiki.  In the film, high-rise developments serve as magnified totems for a heavily congested urban environment fuelled by Waikiki’s fabled touristic appeal.  The film questions this interpretation of a paradisiacal paradigm in what could otherwise be termed a post-traumatic site, drawing on the creation and toxicity of the Ala Wai Canal as a potent metaphorical comment.  This research project received funding from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

Alan Marcus is a film practitioner, cultural historian and Professor of Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen. 

Panelists

+ Sean Connelly is a Honolulu-based Pacific Islander American designer and creative producer from O‘ahu. Sean is an active architect and artist; he is Director of After Oceanic and an Associate at Islander Institute, where his combined work strives to promote justice-advancing futures.

+ Ross W. Stephenson's research covers the development of Waikiki from 1890-1959. Topics include applicable planning theory, population growth, public input, government policy and decisions, investment, infrastructure and the resulting change in the physical landscape.  He has participated in community projects including land use planning, reforestation, cemetery restoration, building rehabilitation, economic revitalization, and resource nominations to both the Hawai‘i State and National Registers of Historic Places.  He is a former Historian for the Hawai‘i Historic Preservation Office of State Department of Land and Natural Resources.

+ Facilitated by Eileen Carr of Hawai‘i J20+

To See another of Alan Marcus's films "Near the Palace" on April 11 at 12:30 pm

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FREE SCHOOL : Automatic Art, Automated Trading
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

FREE SCHOOL : Automatic Art, Automated Trading

Automatic Art, Automated Trading

Arne De Boever

Arne De Boever teaches American Studies in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts, where he also directs the MA Aesthetics and Politics program. He is the author of States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel (2012) and Narrative Care (2013) and editor of Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology (2012) and The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Vol. 1 (2013). He edits Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy and the critical theory/philosophy section of the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is also a member of the boundary 2 collective and an Advisory Editor for the Oxford Literary Review.

When : Weds, March 21, 12 noon to 1:15pm
Where : Burns Hall Rm. 2118 (East/West Center) UH Manoa

Organized by the UH Cultural Studies Program. 

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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

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WHEN : Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

READINGS : Chapters 6 + 7 of Dark Money by Jane Meyer (as epub and PDF)

and

"How to change the course of human history (at least, the part that's already happened)"

by DAVID GRAEBER and DAVID WENGROW

https://www.eurozine.com/change-course-human-history

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FREE SCHOOL : DOUG CHIN on Preparing Travel Ban arguments for US Supreme Court
Mar
13
3:00 PM15:00

FREE SCHOOL : DOUG CHIN on Preparing Travel Ban arguments for US Supreme Court

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Talk: 3:00-4:30PM / Reception: 4:30-5:30PM

Abstract: Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin will discuss preparation for the upcoming oral arguments scheduled for April 25, 2018 in the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump Administration’s latest version of a ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim counties, including Iran, Lybia, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad. The latest version of the travel ban has been blocked by lower court orders. He will also discuss the rule of law, its role in the U.S. system of democracy, and the emergence of authoritarianism in the current Administration."

Bio: Doug Chin is the 13th Lieutenant Governor for the State of Hawaii and former Attorney General from 2015-2018. As the Attorney General, he led other states in suing President Donald Trump for banning travel from Muslim-majority nations into the United States on the basis of discrimination. From 2016-2017 he was elected to chair the bipartisan Conference of Western Attorneys General, which includes 15 western U.S. states and 3 Pacific territories and served on the executive board of the National Association of Attorneys General. Chin was the managing director of the City and County of Honolulu from 2010 to 2013 and a Honolulu prosecutor for 13 years, during which he tried nearly 50 jury trials. In private practice, Chin was a managing partner at one of Hawaii’s oldest and largest law firms. Chin has also been a board member for the American Judicature Society since 2007, during which he has served on several task forces related to the court systems and justice. Chin graduated from Stanford University and received his law degree from the University of Hawaii.

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PUBLIC FORUM with Q+A : The State of The North Korea Crisis for Hawai‘i
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

PUBLIC FORUM with Q+A : The State of The North Korea Crisis for Hawai‘i

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Trump gears up for imminent war with North Korea. North & South Korean governments have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into emergency preparedness and shelters. Both are committed to real diplomacy to save their citizens as well as each other's citizens. Evacuation plans for non-essential US personnel from South Korea are in the works. Meanwhile, 

the only 'plan' for Hawai‘i is "Shelter in Place."

Join us for a Public Forum and Q+A : The State of The North Korea Crisis for Hawai‘i

WHEN : Saturday, March 10 - 6:00 to 7:30pm

WHERE : Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue)

SPEAKERS

Ralph Cossa, Director of the Pacific Forum

Jairus Grove, Professor of International Relations at UH Manoa

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According to Grove, “there are clear signs that the Trump administration is gearing up for a war on North Korea.”

Since late-2017, the U.S. has set the stage for a war with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). It has deployed the bulk of its nuclear submarine and aircraft carrier fleet to the Western Pacific. These have been reinforced by stealth joint fighter teams (including F22s), B2 stealth bombers capable of delivering nuclear weapons, and F35s loaded with the critical software needed to use them. All munitions needed to arm soldiers, air and naval support have been moved to U.S. bases in South Korea, Guam and Okinawa. At the same time, the Trump administration is sabotaging efforts at diplomacy and building an international case to strengthen its case for an attack on North Korea.

Kim Jong-un has publicly pledged that he will use all means necessary to ensure the regime’s survival. With its vastly inferior nuclear weapons, air force and conventional fighting force, North Korea has only one option: raise the cost of further invasion such that the U.S. would willingly pull out. Grove says that makes Hawaiʻi a likely target. The full capabilities of North Korea’s nuclear program are unknown.

Yet, while the U.S. issued a “Non-combatant Evacuation Operations” memo on Feb. 25, 2018 with plans to evacuate U.S. citizens in South Korea, there are no plans to evacuate residents of Hawaiʻi.

“My friends, family and I are living in fear of a nuclear holocaust,” said Nandita Sharma, Associate Professor of Sociology at UH Manoa. “In fact, the ‘red line’ drawn by the Trump Administration does not include North Korea strikes on Hawaiʻi, but only on the continental USA. And, despite claims that interception missiles will save Hawaiʻi, the current U.S. success rate to intercept North Korean missiles is, at best, 30 percent. And, the most recent test in Hawaiʻi failed.”

Hawaiʻi has no approved public bomb shelters. Instead, we are told to “shelter in place,” even though most Honolulu homes are made of wood and do not have basements. People in Hawaiʻi have nowhere to go and nowhere to hide. Having recently received a taste of what it is like to wait for unstoppable death with those we love most, residents have decided to hold a forum to demand immediate and emergency actions to stop the impending war with North Korea that could lead to the nuclear destruction of Hawaiʻi.

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