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

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

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

TOPIC : OPEN SOURCE / FREE SOFTWARE / DIGITAL COMMONS

READINGS :  from Free Software Foundation, who 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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WHEN : Wednesday, August 8, 6 - 8pm
WHERE : Harris United Methodist Church (20 S Vineyard Blvd)

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.

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.

DOUG CHIN, 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

to RSVP

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.

TRAILER

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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 : 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

      MORE INFORMATION

      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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      FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
      Feb
      27
      6:30 PM18:30

      FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

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      WHEN : Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30pm
      WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

      READINGS : Chapters 5 of Dark Money by Jane Meyer (as epub and PDF)

      and the following related articles:

      Philanthropy In America Is Becoming 'Ideological Arms Race,' Author Says
      https://www.npr.org/2017/04/16/522095087/philanthropy-in-america-is-becoming-ideological-arms-race-author-says

      Is Philanthropy Bad for Democracy?
      https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/10/is-philanthropy-good-for-democracy/381996/

      Policy Plutocrats: How America’s Wealthy Seek to Influence Governance

      And for folks who want to read a whole book on this topic, here's a review of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
       

      The book is particularly good at capturing something that discussions of elite philanthropy often miss: The distance between elite “charity” and elite political influence is small and shrinking. The philanthropists profiled here are strategic actors trying to bring about particular outcomes, and they are eager to use their influence in a range of sectors to do so. Foundations interested in changing the educational sphere might spend money both to support charter schools and to lobby for school privatization policies. We often think of charitable donations and elite political influence as categorically distinct activities, but Callahan’s subjects are Good Samaritans and political animals at the same time.
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      FREE SCREENING : AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US
      Feb
      24
      6:00 PM18:00

      FREE SCREENING : AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US

      hosted by Refuse Fascism Honolulu

      Informal potluck + a short discussion on immigration precedes the screening of "And Then They Came for US" by Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider (2017, 47 mins)

      In 1942 Executive Order 9066 paved the way for the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. This 45 minute film features Japanese Americans as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban and features newfound photos by Dorothea Lange. 

      WHEN : Saturday, February 24 at 6 - 8 PM

      WHERE : Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue)

      more about the FILM

       

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      FREE SCHOOL : GOOD TO BE HOME
      Feb
      23
      12:00 PM12:00

      FREE SCHOOL : GOOD TO BE HOME

      organized by THE UHM CENTER ON THE FAMILY : BROWN BAG SERIES

      Good to be home: A pilot study examining changes in health care utilization among chronically homeless adults in a Housing First program

      Sarah Yuan, Javzandulam Azuma + JiYeon Kim

      WHEN : Friday, February 23, 2018 / 12:00 – 1:00pm

      WHERE : UH Manoa, Miller Hall, Room 2 (2515 Campus Road)

      feel free to bring your lunch

      Contact Dr. Hua Zan at hzan@hawaii.edu or Dr. Jenjira Yahirun at jyahirun@hawaii.edu with any questions. MORE INFO

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      FREE SCHOOL : LOST IN TRANSLATION
      Feb
      21
      12:00 PM12:00

      FREE SCHOOL : LOST IN TRANSLATION

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      Lost in Translation : Social Movements and the New Political Imagination

      Žiga Vodovnik

      Vodovnik, PhD, is Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His teaching and research focus on contemporary political theories and praxes, social movements, and the history of political ideas.

      When : Weds, February 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
      Feb
      13
      6:30 PM18:30

      FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

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

      READINGS : Chapters 4 of Dark Money by Jane Meyer (as epub and PDF)

      SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS + VIDEO:

      Northern European models of government - 
      https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21571136-politicians-both-right-and-left-could-learn-nordic-countries-next-supermodel

      Nordic welfare model http://www.nordicwelfare.org/PageFiles/7117/Nordic_Welfare_Model_Web.pdf

      Global inequality showing contrast between US & Western Europe https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/15/u-s-lawmakers-are-redistributing-income-from-the-poor-to-the-rich-according-to-massive-new-study/?utm_term=.c138d7c420c7

      VIDEO : What’s Wrong with Capitalism Part 1  https://youtu.be/gJW4-cOZt8A

       

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      FREE SCHOOL : LOST IN TRANSLATION
      Feb
      8
      7:00 PM19:00

      FREE SCHOOL : LOST IN TRANSLATION

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      The Need for an Indigenous Land and Sea Ethic

      Walter Echo-Hawk

      Echo-Hawk is a renowned Native American attorney, tribal judge, activist, law professor, and author of the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided (2010) and In the Light of Justice (2013). 

      WHEN : February 8, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
      WHERE UH Manoa, Art Auditorium

      Organized by UHM American Studies and WSR School of Law

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      FREE SCHOOL : THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
      Jan
      19
      2:30 PM14:30

      FREE SCHOOL : THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

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      POLITICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM

      THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
      The Return to Nuclear War Fighting, Terror, and the New Normal

      Jairus Victor Grove

      UHManoa Department of Political Science

      WHAT : Our fear is acute but the crisis is systemic and a long time in the making. I will do my best to sketch out the emerging Trump Doctrine of nuclear war fighting and how the expansion of executive war powers since World War II enabled it. Furthermore, there is a growing vanguard of strategic thinkers arguing in favor of a new generation of nuclear weapons that would be more useable against competitors like Russia and China but also useable against states like North Korea. I will lay out why the state of concern is based on real changes to nuclear posture and how the instability of this president has drawn attention to a slow brewing constitutional crisis over nuclear command. We live in a country with a nuclear sovereign with no institutional limits. Recent events demand a renewed effort for disarmament and the necessity to demand democratic control of nuclear weapons until they can all be destroyed. I am also happy to answer any question about specific nuclear threats or the recent error in the ballistic missile warning system.  

      WHEN : Friday, January 19, 2018 / 2:30 – 4:00 pm

      WHERE :  UH MANOA, SAUNDERS HALL room 624, Harry Friedman Room

      Partially sponsored by the Student Activity and Program Fee Board (SAPFB)

      NOTE: Colloquium is open to members and guests of the Department of Political Science. No recordings or videotaping permitted

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      FREE SCHOOL : AN EVENING WITH NEAL KATYAL
      Jan
      18
      6:30 PM18:30

      FREE SCHOOL : AN EVENING WITH NEAL KATYAL

      organized by the Japanese American Citizens League-Honolulu Chapter and the William S. Richardson School of Law

      An Evening with Neal Katyal

      “From Korematsu to the Travel Ban: Guarding Against Executive Abuse”

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      WHEN : Thursday, January 18 / 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

      WHERE: William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2

      RSVP Required : jaclhon@gmail.com

      Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General for the United States during the Obama administration, will speak about his work representing the Plaintiffs in Hawai‘i v. Trump, the travel ban case. He has argued this case before Judge Watson in the Honolulu federal District Court and twice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

      As Acting Solicitor General, Mr. Katyal also issued the first public confession by the Justice
      Department regarding its biased involvement in the Hirabayashi and Korematsu cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to that, Mr. Katyal also won the landmark decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which successfully challenged the military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay.

      With Introductions from:

      • Deidre Marie-Iha, Deputy Attorney General, State of Hawai‘i
      • Eric K. Yamamoto, Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice, William S. Richardson School of Law

       

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      FREE SCHOOL : How to get to Universal Health Care in Hawai‘i and the U.S.
      Jan
      16
      5:00 PM17:00

      FREE SCHOOL : How to get to Universal Health Care in Hawai‘i and the U.S.

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      Let's build a movement to demand universal healthcare in the US!

      Overview, Analysis + Solutions / The Broken US Healthcare System

      Stephen Kemble will present an overview of the broken US Healthcare System and the impact of the recent GOPtaxscam. He will provide insights on how to effectively influence national and Hawai‘i State politics in making reforms to improve the healthcare system. 

      Kemble is a professor at the UHM School of Medicine. He is a past president of both the Hawai‘i Psychiatric Medical Association and the Hawai‘i Medical Association. Dr. Kemble has a longstanding interest in health care reform, and he has been appointed to the Hawai‘i Health Authority, charged with overall health planning for the State of Hawai‘i and with designing a universal health care system covering everyone in the State. He is a psychiatrist in private practice and also teaches psychiatric aspects of general medical care to internal medicine residents.

      WHAT : 45 min presentation followed by discussion on building a movement to demand universal healthcare in the US

      WHEN : Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 / 5 to 630pm

      WHERE : UH Manoa ART Building (Room 101) 

      RSVP

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      FREE SCHOOL : Slavery in American History and Memory
      Nov
      16
      5:30 PM17:30

      FREE SCHOOL : Slavery in American History and Memory

      If it’s so Hard, Why Talk About It? Slavery in American History and Memory

      WHO : Lois E. Horton, Professor of History Emerita, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
      WHEN : Thursday, November 16th, 5:30-7:00 pm
      WHERE :  Aliʻiōlani Hale, 417 South King

      Dr. Lois E. Horton holds an MS degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaiʻi and a PhD in Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University. She has taught sociology and history, has been a visiting professor of American Studies at the University of Munich and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and held the John Adams Distinguished Fulbright Chair in American History at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in 2003.

      Professor Horton’s work on African American communities, race, gender and social change has been published in the U.S. and Europe. She has authored and edited nine books, many with historian James O. Horton, including Slavery and the Making of America, the companion book for a 2004 WNET PBS series, and her most recent book is Harriet Tubman and the Fight for Freedom: A Short History with Documents. Two generations of scholarship in recent African American History have shed new light on the nation’s past.

      Understanding the problems of present-day society requires knowledge and understanding of that past, particularly of the long history of American slavery—often called America’s original sin. Americans see optimism and hope, a belief in justice and equality, as their national heritage. Yet, slavery continues to haunt this heritage. Racial slavery contradicted the nation’s founding principles, and rationalizations attempted to reconcile this fundamental contradiction by asserting that enslaved people were racially inferior and dangerous. Today, conflicts over Confederate memorials, the Black Lives Matter Movement, mass incarceration, and economic inequality show how those rationalizations still have consequences for the present and future of justice in America. 

      RSVP @ 539-4995 or Teri@jhchawaii.net. If you require accommodation for disability, contact 539-4999.
       
      This lecture is part of a larger program titled, In Honor of James Oliver Horton: Addressing the “Tough Stuff” of American History and Memory, November 16-18, 2017.  11/16-17 are free and open to the public. See hihumanities.org/horton

      Presented by the Judiciary History Center, Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program, the Department of American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Legacy of Race Initiative 

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