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

Free School : Faith, Immigration, & Solidarity

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?

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FREE SCREENING + SPEAKERS : CITY OF GHOSTS
Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

FREE SCREENING + SPEAKERS : CITY OF GHOSTS

  • Honolulu Museum of Art / Doris Duke Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

CITY OF GHOSTS

Official Selection. Sundance Film Festival

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM / FREE ADMISSION : FIRST COME FIRST SERVE



7:00PM

Film Screening

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

8:45 - 9:45PM

Post-Screening Panel Featuring Internationally- Renowned Speakers

Speakers : TBA

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


"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs," Karl Marx 1875

Some folks are paying for this screening so that it can be FREE FOR ALL. We are still $800 shy. Will you help in bringing about a world more just?

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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

To Register

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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Self-Defense Workshop Series
Apr
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Self-Defense Workshop Series

A Self-Defense Series that incorporates a discourse on non-violence with self-defense skills. 

All Welcomed - gender, age, skill level, etc. 

Wear loose-fitting clothing and bring water! Be prepared for a physical workout!!

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Lower Campus, Athletic Complex Studio 4 (next to L&L Hawaiian Barbecue)

Currently scheduled on Tuesdays, April 4, 18 and 25. 

Questions? hij20.freeschool@gmail.com

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    Lecture : John Barile
    Apr
    21
    12:30pm12:30pm

    Lecture : John Barile

    THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF CRIME IN THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

    BY JOHN (JACK) P. BARILE PH.D, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, UH MANOA

    UH Manoa Saunders Hall, room 637

    Individuals experiencing homelessness are more likely to be a victim of a crime, be arrested for a crime, and be incarcerated for a crime compared to housed individuals. The causes and consequences of these associations are often debated and profiled in the media, at neighborhood meetings, and occasionally, at legislative sessions. This presentation will describe the role that social disadvantage plays in the definition of, response to, and consequences of incarceration for individuals with a history of homelessness.

    John (Jack) Barile is an assistant professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in the Department of Psychology. Jack&#39;s research concerns ecological determinants of health-related quality of life and program evaluation. Jack serves as the Principal Investigator for the Honolulu City &amp; County Housing First Program and has over 15 years experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness.

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    Lecture : Eve Haque
    Apr
    19
    12:00pm12:00pm

    Lecture : Eve Haque

    Lecture : Imperiled South Asian Muslim Girlhood and the Multicultural Imagination: Memorializing the Victims of ‘Honour Killings’ in Canada

    By Dr. Eve Haque

    UH Manoa / Burns Hall 2118


    Abstract: With Islamaphobia on the rise and violence against Muslim women most frequently invoked as a rationale for Islamaphobia, this presentation will contribute to the discussion that examines the connection between gendered Orientalism and white settler nationalism,
    specifically in Canada (Zine, 2006; Razack, 2007; Jiwani, 2010).  This presentation will examine the memorialization in Pelham – a small town in rural Southern Ontario – of an ‘honour killing’ which took place in Mississauga, Ontario back in 2007. On September 18th, 2009 at the town square in front of Pelham town hall, a granite memorial bench donated by local business Kirkpatrick Monuments was dedicated to Aqsa Parvez, a 16 year old Canadian Mississauga high school student murdered by her father and older brother on December 10, 2007. This presentation will examine the specific events and rationales that led to the town’s decision to create and dedicate a memorial to Aqsa Parvez, even though there had never been any personal connection between Aqsa, her family and the town of Pelham, Ontario. This presentation will examine how discourses of multicultural tolerance – and the stated limit thereof – are a central strategy in the articulation of forms of exclusion such as Islamaphobia and concrete assertions of white settler national identity and solidarity, with the pernicious outcome of preventing effective anti-violence programming for such incidents of racialized gendered violence.

    Note: This talk is hosted by the International Cultural Studies Program and held in conjuction with the Center for South Asian Studies' Annual Symposium (from April 19-21, 2017) with funding from the Rama Watumull Collaborative Lecture Series Fund of the Center for
    South Asian Studies (CSAS).

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    Self-Defense Workshop Series
    Apr
    18
    6:00pm 6:00pm

    Self-Defense Workshop Series

    A Self-Defense Series that incorporates a discourse on non-violence with self-defense skills. 

    All Welcomed - gender, age, skill level, etc. 

    Wear loose-fitting clothing and bring water! Be prepared for a physical workout!!

    University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Lower Campus, Athletic Complex Studio 4 (next to L&L Hawaiian Barbecue)

    Currently scheduled on Tuesdays, April 4, 18 and 25. 

    Questions? hij20.freeschool@gmail.com

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      Lecture : Miranda Joseph
      Apr
      18
      3:00pm 3:00pm

      Lecture : Miranda Joseph

      Lecture

      SPEAKER : Miranda Joseph

      TITLE : Performative Accounting of Debt, Time, and Labor in the Financialized University

      WHERE : UH Manoa Saunders Hall, room 244

      This presentation brings together an investigation of Maurizio Lazzarato’s theorization of debt with a case study of accounting in the financialized university. Drawing on the work of feminist and Marxist scholars, I note both Lazzarato’s innovations and certain limits in his ability to see and theorize social complexity. In particular, the paper examines Lazzarato’s claims for the newness and newly intensive and extensive powers of debt in contemporary society, which opens on to a discussion of the articulation of time and money, labor and finance capital. Here, the case study of the deployment of various regimes of accounting in the university reveals the articulation of temporal and financial accounts, against an historical sequencing of those modes of accounting (first labor time, then credit-debt), and simultaneously provides a means to explore the extent to which temporal accounting can serve as an intervention against the impacts of monetary accounting.

      Miranda Joseph is Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. She is the author of Debt to Society: Accounting for Life Under Capitalism (2014), which explores modes of accounting (financial, juridical, and managerial) as they are deployed to create, sustain, and transform social relations, with particular attention to gender, race, and sexuality. Her first book, Against the Romance of Community (2002), examines the supplementary relation of community with capitalism in the context of political debates over
      LGBT art and culture and the discourses and practices of NGOs. Her current projects explore the impact of financialization on universities and interdisciplinary collaborations to examine the limits and potentials of various forms of "counter-accounting"; related publications include "Investing in the Cruel Entrepreneurial University" South Atlantic Quarterly 114:3 (July 2015) and "Challenging Assumptions: Crossing Disciplinary Divides to Make Knowledge about Gender and Finance," co-authored with Joyce Serido, Feminist Formations 26.2 (Summer 2014).
       

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      Self-Defense Workshop Series
      Apr
      4
      6:00pm 6:00pm

      Self-Defense Workshop Series

      A Self-Defense Series that incorporates a discourse on non-violence with self-defense skills. 

      All Welcomed - gender, age, skill level, etc. 

      Wear loose-fitting clothing and bring water! Be prepared for a physical workout!!

      University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Lower Campus, Athletic Complex Studio 4

      Currently scheduled on Tuesdays, April 4, 18 and 25. 

      Questions? hij20.freeschool@gmail.com

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      MAKE-IN
      Apr
      2
      11:00am11:00am

      MAKE-IN

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      UH Manoa ART Building (Room 306)

      NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

      Join the Art + Shenanigans team in making puppets, noise makers + props for TAX MARCH and other actions


      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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