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Saturday, May 27, 2017·1:00 PM·Doris Duke Theatre

Opening Talk: An Interview with Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

Honolulu Civil Beat presents a oneonone interview with Hawaii 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 Hawaii’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 festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art. 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 TrumpThis is a free but ticketed event. Please RSVP here.

Saturday, July 29, 2017·10:30 AM - 12:00 PM·Aiea Public Library

News Literacy Event #2: Pressures at Odds – Speed vs. Accuracy

The second news literacy panel unpacks the process and principles that guide the journalism profession. Hear Civil Beat and fellow local reporters talk about their work and the challenges and decisions they face to produce a timely and accurate story. Learn about the demands placed on journalists and why mistakes happen. RSVP details coming soon.

Thursday, May 18, 2017·6:00 - 7:30 PM·Manoa Public Library

News Literacy Event #1: Navigating the Flood of Information

This spring Civil Beat is launching a quarterly news literacy series in partnership with the Hawaii State Public Library System aimed at empowering people to become active and informed consumers of information.  On May 18, please join us for Panel #1: Navigating the Flood of Information, as we tackle one of the main challenges people face — dealing with the sheer volume of information in the digital age. Learn ways to filter out the noise, how to gauge the reliability and credibility of sources and differentiate fact from fiction. Please RSVP here.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017·9:30 a.m.·Honolulu Civil Beat

Civil Beat Open House

Civil Beat coffee Barbara Tanabe. 20 sept 2016

Civil Beat hosts monthly gatherings to learn more about the issues you care about and the questions that are on your mind. It’s also a fun way to learn more about our stories by meeting the reporters. On April 18, start your day with morning coffee and a casual discussion with Civil Beat staff. We’ll welcome the newest member of our team Managing Editor Jim Simon. Space is limited, so please RSVP here.

Thursday, April 6, 2017·6:00 PM – 7:30 PM HST·Bishop Museum’s Planetarium

Listening Party: Offshore Season 2

Join Civil Beat for our first-ever Listening Party, featuring audio clips from the second season of our Offshore podcast. This event is designed to be an immersive group experience and an opportunity to hear the first few episodes of Season 2 under the stars of Bishop Museum’s planetarium. The listening portion will be followed by a short Q&A with Civil Beat reporter and host of the podcast Jessica Terrell. Please click here to RSVP and for more details.

Friday, March 24, 2017·Maui College

Conversation and Coffee

Civil Beat held our first-ever neighbor island Conversation and Coffee at the University of Hawaii – Maui College in March. Civil Beat editor and general manager Patti Epler made the trip, along with director of philanthropy, Ben Nishimoto, and membership and events manager, Mariko Chang. Hana resident and new Civil Beat Maui-based columnist Tad Bartimus was our featured guest.

Thursday, March 23, 2017·Windward Community College

Civil Cafe: The Legacy of Patsy Mink and Why Title IX Still Matters

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Civil Beat screened the award-winning documentary film “Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority” by filmmaker and Windward Community College journalism instructor Kimberlee Bassford. A panel discussion with Cathy Betts (Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women), Denby Fawcett (Civil Beat), Marilyn Moniz-Kahoohanohano (University of Hawaii), Alyssa Simbahon (William S. Richardson School of Law) and Kimberlee Bassford (Windward Community College) followed the screening.

Saturday, February 25, 2017·Kakaako Agora

Civil Cafe: Why We Need Sharks

This Civil Cafe highlighted the importance of sharks in a healthy, balanced ecosystem. The event began with a brief tour by local mural artist Kai Kaulukukui who talked about his shark series and his involvement with global marine conservation organization PangeaSeed Foundation. The event continued with a panel discussion at Kakaako Agora moderated by Civil Beat Reporter, Nathan Eagle. Panelists included William Aila Jr. (former Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources), Mike Coots (shark attack survivor and shark advocate), Kim Holland (Researcher at the Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology) and Tre’ Packard (Founder and Executive Director of PangeaSeed Foundation).

Friday, February 24, 2017·Hawaii State Capitol

Capitol Debate: Expand GE Tax to Fund Rail?

The Capitol Debate series aims to raise the level of civil discourse on controversial issues. On Friday, 2/24, debaters from the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University and teams from the mainland debated the motion: This House Would expand the GE Tax to fund rail.  The debate was adjudicated by a panel of legislators, aides, community leaders and journalists. To watch the archived video of the debate, please visit Civil Beat’s Facebook page.

Sunday, February 12, 2017·Honolulu Museum of Art

13th + Panel Featuring Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors

Civil Beat partnered with the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities as part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theatre. This event was free and open to the public and included a screening of 13th, a new documentary directed by Ava Duvernay.  More information can be found here.