Civil Beat hosts numerous public and member-exclusive events every year, including monthly member coffees and pau hanas, Civil Cafe panel discussions, and an intimate speaker series known as Hawaii Storytellers. Through our events, Civil Beat looks to foster community discussions by providing a place where citizens can share their thoughts and debate important issues in a civil manner.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017·10:00 AM·Aiea Public Library
Conversation and Coffee
Civil Beat is taking our member coffee events on the road! Join Civil Beat staff for a casual morning discussion at Aiea Public Library. If you’re new to Conversation and Coffee, this is a monthly gathering with our members 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. Free parking is available. Space is limited, so please RSVP.
Thursday, June 29, 2017·6:00 PM·Honolulu BeerWorks
Join us at Honolulu BeerWorks for a meet-and-greet with Civil Beat staff! This no-host, pau hana event will be held in the mauka beer garden with 10% of the proceeds going to support Civil Beat and local nonprofit journalism. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. and hear from BeerWorks’ head brewer Matt Wiles talk about their process. This event is SOLD OUT.
Thursday, June 8, 2017·5:30 - 7:30 PM·Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Opening Talk: An Interview with Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin
Honolulu Civil Beat presents a one–on–one 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 Trump. This is a free but ticketed event. Please RSVP here.
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 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.
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).