FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB
Sep
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB

WHEN : Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

READINGS : (40 pages)

  1. Commanding a movement: the youth council commandos’ quest for quality housing

  2. http://200nightsoffreedom.org/

  3.  

    Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin's Black Against Empire 

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8r5chCTP5A-Yl9LWndLZ3NMNUZkM3k4aDQ0MHVfR0ZXbG5n

  4. Optional suggestion : skim this review of the book to get a sense of things overall

    http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/156405

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

FREE SCREENING + SPEAKERS : CITY OF GHOSTS

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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 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 :

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 : Faith, Immigration, & Solidarity
Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Free School : Faith, Immigration, & Solidarity

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It is important in these times that faith-based and social advocacy groups unite in Solidarity to resist destructive immigration policies and to provide support for neighbors, friends, and family at risk of being detained or profiled.  What concrete actions can WE take to build the social and political coalitions that we need for the communities that we need to live in?

PANELISTS

• Hawai‘i State Representative Della Au Bellati

• Imam Matiullah Joyia – Imam/Missionary for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Hawai‘i

• Rev. Rona Mangayayam / Harris UMC

• Nandita Sharma / J20+ Immigration Team Co-Chair

Moderator : Nathalie Rita / J20+ Immigration Team Co-Chair

Co-sponsored with Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘i

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FREE SCHOOL : Sanctuary, Civility and Aloha
Sep
14
3:30pm 3:30pm

FREE SCHOOL : Sanctuary, Civility and Aloha

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Sanctuary, Civility + Aloha / How will we respond as educators?

WHEN : Thursday, September 14 / 3:30 - 5:30 PM
WHERE : Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2

For more information / UHIP@hawaii.edu

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The Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the William S. Richardson School of Law will celebrate the International Day of Peace and Constitution Day with a talk and panel discussion that consider Hawai’i’s commitment to the protection of the environment and our civil liberties.

Opening Remarks: Mari Matsuda, Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law

Keynote Speaker: Justice Sabrina S. McKenna, Supreme Court of the State of Hawai‘i

Panel Discussion: Developing social justice action plans

Presentation: Borjana Lubura, UHM Doctoral Student / European Migration Crises in Serbia

Discussion: Needed Solutions and Policies / Panelists:

  • Tamara Albertini, Professor, Philosophy and Islamic Studies
  • Ibrahim Aoude, Professor, Ethnic Studies and Middle East Studies
  • Jon Osorio, Dean, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
  • Konrad Ng, Executive Director, Shangri La
  • Hakim Ouansafi, President, Muslim Association of Hawai’i

Moderator: Clare Hanusz, Attorney, Aloha Immigration

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FREE SCHOOL : Burning Crosses
Sep
13
12:00pm12:00pm

FREE SCHOOL : Burning Crosses

Burning Crosses and the intersectional feminist subjective: a critical race theorist responds to Charlottesville and the RAV case.

Who : Professor Mari Matsuda, John Richardson School of Law, UH Manoa
When : Weds. Sept. 13, 12:00 - 1:15PM
Where : Burns Hall Rm. 2118 (East/West Center) UH Manoa

In RAV vs. City of St. Paul, the US Supreme Court struck down a hate crime ordinance that was used to penalize the burning of a cross on a Black family’s front lawn. Critical race theorists have, for decades, challenged the analysis that treats racist hate speech as protected political expression, arguing that burning crosses are intended to, and have the effect of, assaulting victims - no different from spitting, shoving, and other acts of hate that are routinely criminalized. The fourth rise of the Ku Klux Klan, inaugurated on January 20, 2017, once again revives the hate speech/free speech debate.  My work supporting criminalization of hate speech is regularly attacked by civil libertarians, post-structuralist
feminists (see Judith Butler’s Excitable Speech), as well as Nazis. This talk is an attempt to work through my disagreements with progressive allies in the context of a global reinvigoration of white supremacist hate groups, and to apply the deeply contextual, experiential, collective method of critical race theory to this work.

About Matsuda : From her earliest academic publications, Matsuda has spoken from the perspective and increasingly used the method that has come to be known as critical race theory. She is not only one of its most powerful practitioners, but is among a handful of legal scholars credited with its origin. The voices she has in mind are the voices that have been left out, “outsider” voices speaking as individuals and as members of their communities of origin, voices of subordinate peoples.

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FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB
Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

FREE SCHOOL : BOOK CLUB

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Continued Conversation on NO is not enough!, and more

WHEN : Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)


READINGS : (20 pages)

1- out of the woods, On Climate / Borders / Survival / Care / Struggle (http://www.basepublication.org/?p=474)

2- Beautiful Trouble (download)

- principle: think narratively (p. 186-187)

- turn the tables (p. 190-191)

HOMEWORK : a demand for the j20+ manifesto

Questions raised from Aug 22 Book Club...

- What does a global commons look like specifically? What would a manifesto of such outline?

- What are the potential lines of power when we think of a global identity instead of a national identity?

- What can we take from Klein? Specifically I am conflicted about how to reconcile the need to leap forward rather than move incrementally

- Should we make a list of demands (per Nandita) and not settle a focus for J20+? And who or what are we demanding this of? 
- What is the power chain and where can we find our power in it?

- Don't people need boundaries to have some semblance of order as they exist in the world?

- Nonpartisan question campaigns (tag the streets with moral questions): 
What type of work is worth more and why?
What work is worth less and why? etc

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FREE SCREENING : CHASING CORAL
Aug
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

FREE SCREENING : CHASING CORAL

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Chasing Coral at Doris Duke Theater

Showtimes: Sunday Aug 27, 01:00 PM / 

Location: Doris Duke Theatre 

This event is full. We encourage those without RSVPs to arrive the day-of. Doors open at 12:30pm. Reserved seats will be released at 12:50

Directed by Jeff Orlowski. USA. 2017. 75 mins.

Supporting sponsor: The EACH Foundation

Media sponsor: Honolulu Civil Beat

Admission: This is a free, ticketed event. Reserve a spot through the dropdown menu above.

The filmmakers behind Chasing Ice follow a group of coral experts to capture our changing oceans. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Orlowski and his team shot more than 650 hours of underwater footage over three years, and acquired additional footage submitted by volunteers from 30 countries. 

In collaboration with Honolulu Civil Beat, join us for a post-screening panel discussion with environmental scientists and educators who will address how current issues of climate change affect Hawai’i today. Panelists to be announced.

This event takes place in conjunction with a special screening of Chasing IceSaturday, Aug. 26 at 1pm, followed by a post-screening panel discussion with Dr. Robert H. Richmond, Josh Stanbro, Shayle Matsude, and Dr. Cynthia L. Hunter, moderated by Jim Simon.

Dr. Robert H. Richmond, Director of Kewalo Marine Laboratory at the University of Hawai'i  
Josh  Stanbro, Chief Resilience Officer and Executive Director, Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency at the City and County of Honolulu
Shayle Matsuda, Ph.D Candidate, Gates Coral Lab at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Dr. Cynthia L. Hunter, Director, Marine Option Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Biology
Jim Simon, Managing Editor, Honolulu Civil Beat 

 

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FREE SCREENING : CHASING ICE
Aug
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

FREE SCREENING : CHASING ICE

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Chasing Ice at Doris Duke Theater

Showtimes: Saturday Aug 26, 1:00 PM  / to reserve a free seat

Location: Doris Duke Theatre

Directed by Jeff Orlowski. USA. 2012. 75 min.

Supporting sponsor: The EACH Foundation

Media sponsor: Honolulu Civil Beat    
Community partner: UH Office of Sustainability 

Admission: This is a free, ticketed event. Reserve a spot through the dropdown menu above.

In this visually stunning documentary, director Jeff Orlowski follows renowned National Geographic photographer James Balog on a mission to place 30 cameras across three continents to gather visual evidence of the Earth’s melting ice. In collaboration with Honolulu Civil Beat, join us for a post-screening panel discussion with environmental scientists and educators who will address climate change issues affecting Hawai‘i. Panelists to be announced. 

This event takes place in conjunction with a special screening of Chasing Coral, Sunday, Aug. 27 at 1pm, followed by a post-screening panel discussion with Maxine Burkett, Camilo Mora, and Malia Nobriga-Olivera, moderated by Matthew Lynch.

Maxine Burkett is a professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. An expert in the law and policy of climate change, she has presented her work on diverse areas of climate law throughout the United States and in West Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean.  

Camilo Mora is an assistant professor of geography at UH Mānoa. Mora's research focuses on biogeography, threats to biodiversity, global conservation assessments and methods for macroecology. His recent research on "Deadly Global Heatwaves" was widely reported by mainstream media around the world. The Mora lab focuses on interconnected lines of research aimed to understand how biodiversity patterns are generated and modified by human activities and, in the process, identifying the conditions where suitable conditions for humans and biodiversity are met.

Malia Nobriga-Olivera is a faculty member at Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge—one of the largest schools of indigenous knowledge in the United States—and serves as director of the LAMA Program "Loli Aniau, Maka‘ala Aniau" (Climate Change, Climate Alert) whose mission is to catalyze climate adaptation and resiliency by engaging communities in Hawai’i and beyond.

Matthew Lynch is the system sustainability coordinator for the ten campuses of the University of Hawai‘i, providing support to enhance the existing sustainability work underway. He is also founder of of the Honolulu-based nonprofit, Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design, and currently serves on the board of directors for Kahumana Organic Farm, Slow Food Oahu, and Hawai‘i Green Growth.

 

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Dismantling Mass Incarceration: Prospects for Reform
Aug
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Dismantling Mass Incarceration: Prospects for Reform

Dismantling Mass Incarceration: Prospects for Reform

WHEN : Weds, August 16, 5:30 - 6:30pm

WHER : Aliʻiōlani Hale 417 South King Street (behind the Kamehameha Statue) 

King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center in partnership with the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association presents a talk by Dr. Robert Perkinson, American Studies/UH Mānoa.

Prospects for meaningful criminal justice reform remain surprisingly bright despite recent moves to reinvigorate the War on Drugs, amplify prosecutorial power, and expand immigrant detention. The United States, over the past forty years, has assembled the largest penal system in the history of democracy—it is entrenched, expensive, and bolstered by powerful special interests. Nonetheless, the politics of race, crime, and punishment are now more favorable to progressive policy making, particularly at the state and local levels, than at any time since the 1960s. By understanding the root causes of mass incarceration and by launching viable, community-driven reform campaigns, advocates and organizers may come to regard our current political climate as a moment of opportunity.

Robert Perkinson is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic, and The Nation. His book Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire (Metropolitan/Henry Holt) won the PEN American Center’s John Kenneth Galbraith Award for best book of non-fiction published in 2009 and 2010.

For more information, call the Center at 539-4999. To RSVP for a FREE ticket!

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FREE SCHOOL : ETHICS CONVERSATION
Aug
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

FREE SCHOOL : ETHICS CONVERSATION

ETHICS IN POLITICS

WHEN : Monday, August 7, 6:00 - 7:30pm

WHERE : UH Manoa, Shidler College of Business, Room A-102

Conversation with:

Della Au Belatti / Hawai‘i State House of Representatives, District 24

Rick Blangiardi / General Manager, Hawaii News Now(KGMB-KHNL)

Daniel M. Gluck / Senior Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Hawai‘i, Lecturer in Law, William S. Richardson School of Law

Colleen Hanabusa / U.S. Congressional Representative for Hawai‘i

moderated by Will Weinstein (To Register)


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 terms limits or caps on political spending be imposed? These and other issues will be taken up on this promising panel.

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Block Breitbart Workshop
Aug
5
10:00am10:00am

Block Breitbart Workshop

Block Breitbart Workshop

Gaye Chan will lead a step by step workshop on how to get companies + organizations to block Breitbart from their ad placement platforms.  

WHEN : Saturday, August 5, 10am to noon

WHERE : Real Office Centers - Chinatown (1110 Nu‘uanu Ave)

WHAT : Must bring a laptop or tablet

TO REGISTER : Space Limited. Email <gayechan@gmail.com> to reserve a seat

More INFO

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Free Screening  "The Dream is Now"
Jul
29
4:30pm 4:30pm

Free Screening "The Dream is Now"

Free Screening

"The Dream is Now"

WHEN : Saturday, July 29, 4:30pm
WHERE : Real Office Centers - Chinatown (1110 Nu‘uanu)

“The Dream is Now” gives voice to undocumented children of immigrants in the United States. Both moving and thought-provoking, the film is an opportunity to discuss and decide what is right and how best we can move forward.

Film will be followed with talk story with the ACLU and other members of local immigration and human rights groups.

RSVP HERE

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FREE MOVIE : BEFORE THE FLOOD
Jul
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

FREE MOVIE : BEFORE THE FLOOD

WHEN : Wednesday, July 5 / 6-8pm
WHERE : Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana (between Loco Boutique + T&C Surf)

WHAT : Screening "Before the Flood" at the Welcome to Free Speech exhibition

Come experience the Hawaii J20+ special cinema room and behold Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the globe witnessing first hand the hard reality of climate change.

Movie snacks will be supplied.

TRAILER : https://www.beforetheflood.com/

 

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STITCH-IN FOR FREE SPEECH
Jun
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

STITCH-IN FOR FREE SPEECH

WHERE : Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana (between Loco Boutique + T&C Surf)

WHEN : Sat/Sun, June 24/25 @3-8pm

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Join the Art + Shenanigans team in a stitch-in this weekend to prepare for WELCOME TO FREE SPEECH Opening Party on July 1. 

We will be making protest handbags bags - and etc - from fabric scraps left over from j20 protests. 


Material Donations Needed

Top Priority:
T-Shirts (any size, style or color. With existing designs ok)
Clean, empty PLASTIC containers with or without lids (from small clean peanut butter jars to laundry detergent bottles to large buckets)
Dry beans, popcorn, rice (or any other small rattly bits)
Bells (jingle bells etc.)
Umbrellas (standard-sized hand-held rain protection)
Wooden spoons
Metal trash can lids

also needed:
Bed sheets
Paint brushes for glue
Fabric scraps
Felt
Sewing thread
Legwarmers or knee-high socks (non-matching ok)
Duct Tape (or other tape)
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks (regular and/or large sized)
Newspaper
Safety pins
Cookie Tins
Bamboo sticks
Zip ties

drop off at UH Manoa ART Building room 142 (M-F/8-4:30) or bring to the next meeting. questions? HIJ20.ArtShenanigans@gmail.com

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STITCH-IN FOR FREE SPEECH
Jun
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

STITCH-IN FOR FREE SPEECH

WHERE : Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana (between Loco Boutique + T&C Surf)

WHEN : Sat/Sun, June 24/25 @3-8pm

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Join the Art + Shenanigans team in a stitch-in this weekend to prepare for WELCOME TO FREE SPEECH Opening Party on July 1. 

We will be making protest handbags bags - and etc - from fabric scraps left over from j20 protests. 


Material Donations Needed

Top Priority:
T-Shirts (any size, style or color. With existing designs ok)
Clean, empty PLASTIC containers with or without lids (from small clean peanut butter jars to laundry detergent bottles to large buckets)
Dry beans, popcorn, rice (or any other small rattly bits)
Bells (jingle bells etc.)
Umbrellas (standard-sized hand-held rain protection)
Wooden spoons
Metal trash can lids

also needed:
Bed sheets
Paint brushes for glue
Fabric scraps
Felt
Sewing thread
Legwarmers or knee-high socks (non-matching ok)
Duct Tape (or other tape)
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks (regular and/or large sized)
Newspaper
Safety pins
Cookie Tins
Bamboo sticks
Zip ties

drop off at UH Manoa ART Building room 142 (M-F/8-4:30) or bring to the next meeting. questions? HIJ20.ArtShenanigans@gmail.com

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SUMMER [FREE] SCHOOL : ART+ACTIVISM
Jun
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

SUMMER [FREE] SCHOOL : ART+ACTIVISM

Launching summer reading group on art and activism !

First meeting agenda: picking a group, planning the summer, setting goals

HOMEWORK : about 10 pages total

contact: hij20.freeschool@gmail.com

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Jun
4
9:00am 9:00am

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Art Without Borders: A Shangri La Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

WHERE : Honolulu Museum of Art (900 S Beretania) / Education Lecture Hall (below the museum's Palm Courtyard)

Free, ticket required. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Part of the Seventh Art Stand

Shangri La, in partnership with the Doris Duke Theatre, presents Art Without Borders, a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to enrich and diversify information about art found by online search engines. Participants will learn about critical issues and how to edit entries on Wikipedia. Prior knowledge of Wikipedia and online editing is not required. The edit-a-thon will take place at the end of the Seventh Art Stand.

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FREE SCHOOL + MOVIE : The Last Men in Aleppo + Panel
Jun
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

FREE SCHOOL + MOVIE : The Last Men in Aleppo + Panel

SOLIDARITY WITH THE SYRIAN RESISTANCE + SYRIAN REFUGEES

FREE ADMISSION : FIRST COME FIRST SERVE



4:00 - 6:00pm

SCREENING : The Last Men in Aleppo

World Documentary Grand Jury Prize Winner, Sundance Film Festival. The film is a part of the Doris Duke Theater's Seventh Art Stand program)

Directed by Feras Fayyad and Steen Johannessen. Syria. 2017. 104 min. Arabic with English subtitles.

In the middle of the night a red fire truck rushes through the streets. We meet Mahmoud and Subhi inside the car engaged in discussion: Are we going to die now? They follow the smell of what they fear is a chemical bomb attack. This is Aleppo, where death surrounds you. Dark and empty with deserted buildings, telling the story of a thousand disrupted lives. Through this trip, searching for survivors, viewers experience the personal story behind the war. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud—all founding members of the White Helmets in Aleppo, a group of ordinary citizens who are the first to enter the destroyed buildings and scour through the rubble in search of bodies and signs of life—are now living more or less under siege and constant bombing together with the remaining 350,000 civilians in Aleppo. (Watch Trailer)

6:00 - 7:00pm

PANEL

• Dr. Yassin al-Haj Saleh - Noted Syrian writer and political dissident who writes on political, social and cultural subjects relating to Syria and the Arab world. Saleh was a member of the 2011 resistance to Assad's dictatorship, which Assad murderously suppressed. Al-Haj Saleh is married to Samira Khalil, a communist dissident, former political detainee and a revolutionary activist abducted and "disappeared" in Douma, Syria in December 2013. After 21 months of hiding in Syria, and wanted by both the government and radical Islamist militants, Saleh fled to Turkey where he currently lives.

Feras Fayyad - Director, The Last Men in Aleppo

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

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Amnesty International Workshop : Anti-Muslim Hate
Jun
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Amnesty International Workshop : Anti-Muslim Hate

Seventh Art Stand workshops: America I Believe In

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

Event Information:

Part of the Seventh Art Stand

Hosted by Amnesty International Hawai‘i Chapter, America I Believe In provides training and the necessary tools for people who wish to become better-informed and stronger advocates to support our Muslim, refugee and immigrant communities. Amnesty International will host three separate sessions addressing key issues that will equip the general public on welcoming refugees, rejecting anti-Muslim hate, and denouncing human rights violations and war crimes. Participants will be given guidelines for how to navigate tough conversations and make a difference in the community.

All workshops are free, but require tickets. Reserve via links below. 

Wednesday, May 31, 6-7pm: Confronting fear, hate, and bigotry
Thursday, June 1, 6-7pm: Real facts on immigrants and refugees
Friday, June 2, 6-7pm: Anti-Muslim Hate

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Amnesty International Workshop : Real facts on immigrants and refugees
Jun
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Amnesty International Workshop : Real facts on immigrants and refugees

Seventh Art Stand workshops: America I Believe In

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

Event Information:

Part of the Seventh Art Stand

Hosted by Amnesty International Hawai‘i Chapter, America I Believe In provides training and the necessary tools for people who wish to become better-informed and stronger advocates to support our Muslim, refugee and immigrant communities. Amnesty International will host three separate sessions addressing key issues that will equip the general public on welcoming refugees, rejecting anti-Muslim hate, and denouncing human rights violations and war crimes. Participants will be given guidelines for how to navigate tough conversations and make a difference in the community.

All workshops are free, but require tickets. Reserve via links below. 

Wednesday, May 31, 6-7pm: Confronting fear, hate, and bigotry
Thursday, June 1, 6-7pm: Real facts on immigrants and refugees
Friday, June 2, 6-7pm: Anti-Muslim Hate

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Amnesty International Workshop : Confronting fear, hate, and bigotry
May
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Amnesty International Workshop : Confronting fear, hate, and bigotry

Seventh Art Stand workshops: America I Believe In

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

Event Information:

Part of the Seventh Art Stand

Hosted by Amnesty International Hawai‘i Chapter, America I Believe In provides training and the necessary tools for people who wish to become better-informed and stronger advocates to support our Muslim, refugee and immigrant communities. Amnesty International will host three separate sessions addressing key issues that will equip the general public on welcoming refugees, rejecting anti-Muslim hate, and denouncing human rights violations and war crimes. Participants will be given guidelines for how to navigate tough conversations and make a difference in the community.

All workshops are free, but require tickets. Reserve via links below. 

Wednesday, May 31, 6-7pm: Confronting fear, hate, and bigotry
Thursday, June 1, 6-7pm: Real facts on immigrants and refugees
Friday, June 2, 6-7pm: Anti-Muslim Hate

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Art's Role in Protecting First Amendment Rights
May
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Art's Role in Protecting First Amendment Rights

Lecture : Seventh Art Stand talk: Art's Role in Protecting First Amendment Rights

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

About the Lecture:

Part of the Seventh Art Stand

The ACLU of Hawai‘i's Legal Director Mateo Caballero discusses art’s role in advancing free speech and equal rights. Caballero talks about art as a potent weapon, powerful shield, and form of visionary resistance.

Free, ticket required. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

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An interview with Hawai‘i Attorney General Doug Chin
May
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

An interview with Hawai‘i Attorney General Doug Chin

Lecture : Seventh Art Stand opening talk: An interview with Hawai‘i Attorney General Doug Chin

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

About the Lecture:

Part of the Seventh Art Stand

Hosted by Honolulu Civil Beat 

Free, ticket required. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Doors open at 12:30pm.
RSVPs must check in by 12:45pm. 
At 12:45pm, unclaimed seats will be released on a first come, first served basis. 

Honolulu Civil Beat presents a one-on-one interview with Hawai‘i Attorney General Doug Chin, who drew national attention for filing the state’s lawsuit that ultimately halted President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration.

Join us for this rare community talk-story with your attorney general, as we spotlight Hawai‘i’s role in the national conversation about the travel ban. This intimate conversation, moderated by Civil Beat's Yunji De Nies, will serve as a jumping-off point for further discussions throughout the Seventh Art Stand.

For further background, please click here for Civil Beat’s recent coverage and a short clip of the attorney general: Meet The Man Taking On Donald Trump.

Opening reception in the Luce Pavilion. After the talk, enjoy food and wine and learn more about what local organizations are doing in the community to help the islands’ immigrant and refugee populations. The reception will lead into the opening-night concert featuring Syrian visual artist Kevork Mourad at 4pm.

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Symposium : Decolonizing Cities
May
5
9:00am 9:00am

Symposium : Decolonizing Cities

at UH Mānoa, Hālau o Haumea

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Overseas Guests:
Hirini Matunga: Professor of Maori and Indigenous Development in the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design at Lincoln University, Canterbury Aotearoa New Zealand
Theodore Jojola: Distinguished Professor in Community & Regional Planning Program of the School of Architecture + Planning at the University of New Mexico

Symposium Description:
We seek to open up possibilities for indigenous urbanism and decolonizing urban planning by creating a space to talk about something we are not sure how to define or do but that we know is essential for justice and our collective futures. What does aloha ‘aina look like in Honolulu? How does native knowledge provide solutions to perennial urban dilemmas? What are the key touchstones in the effort to decolonize cities and how can we decolonize urban development and municipal change?

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IMMIGRATION POLICY : PAST + PRESENT
Apr
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

IMMIGRATION POLICY : PAST + PRESENT

hear immigrant stories, learn about pro and anti-immigrant policies, and ways to be an undocu-ally.

Location:  King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, 417 South King Street

Parking:  Metered Parking available

RSVP:  Click this Eventbrite link

Panelists:

• Brenda Ivelisse, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Kapiʻolani Community College
• Monisha Das Gupta, Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
• Clare Hanusz, Of Council, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert
• DACA Recipients, Aloha Dream Team

This event is co-sponsored by the Aloha Dream Team and Hawaii State Teachers Union with light pupus provided.  We encourage you to share the attached flyer and forward this email to your networks.

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