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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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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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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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