A Civil Beat Investigation: In Hawaii’s workers’ comp system, people with long-lasting injuries are often forced to battle doctors hand-picked by insurance companies to get treatment and disability payments.
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, January 23, 2018·9:30 AM·Civil Beat Newsroom
Member Event: Conversation and Coffee
Start your day with morning coffee and a casual discussion with Civil Beat staff, as we kick off an exciting, new year! 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 about our stories by meeting the reporters. Free parking is available on-site.
Interested in becoming a Civil Beat member? Find out about the perks of membership by clicking on our benefits page.
Friday, January 12, 2018·7:00 PM·Consolidated Theatres Ward 16
The Post: Movie and Q&A with Civil Beat
Join us this Friday for an exclusive Oahu premier of The Post, a thrilling Golden Globe nominated film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Immediately following the film, stick around for a brief Q&A with Civil Beat’s managing editor, Jim Simon, and columnist, Denby Fawcett, and a chance to walk away with Civil Beat swag and raffle prizes courtesy of Consolidated Theatres! Tickets available at www.ConsolidatedTheatres.com.
Thursday, January 11, 2018·12:00 PM·Hawaii State Capitol, Room 329
Civil Cafe: Legislative Preview 2018
On Thursday, January 11, Civil Beat hosts Civil Café: Legislative Preview 2018 in partnership with Common Cause Hawaii. This panel discussion moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and opinions editor, Chad Blair, will address major issues that will come up in the 2018 Legislature and some that may not, but should. Together, we’ll look at why several topics repeatedly fail to pass and the process of why this happens. Learn how to get involved and the best way to stay informed before the session kicks off on January 17. RSVP details to come.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017·9:30 AM·Civil Beat Newsroom
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 December 5, please join us for our last event of 2017. Start your day with morning coffee and a casual discussion with Civil Beat staff.
Saturday, November 18, 2017·1:00 PM·Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art
An Inconvenient Sequel – Film Screening and Panel
In collaboration with the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art, please join us for a free screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power followed by a post-screening panel discussion with local experts, educators and environmental professionals.
SOLD OUT: RSVPs are now closed. However, if you didn’t get a chance to reserve a seat, we will have a rush line and we encourage you to come. Doors open at 12:30. Empty seats will be released at 12:50pm.
Friday, October 27, 2017·6:00 PM·KouWork
Business Pau Hana
Join us for a Civil Beat pau hana at KouWork in Kakaako. Mix and mingle with local entrepreneurs as we talk story with Dawn Lippert, CEO at Elemental Excelerator, and Stewart Yerton, business reporter at Civil Beat. Hear success stories, failures and what it’s like to launch a business in Hawaii. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please RSVP.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017·6:00 - 7:30 PM·Kaimuki Public Library
News Literacy #3: The Internet Echo Chamber
Please join us for the third event in Civil Beat’s news literacy series: The Internet Echo Chamber. Panelists will draw attention to our own information bubbles and emphasize the importance of a healthy diversity of sources. The event will include a workshop portion where guests will learn strategies for incorporating viewpoints that challenge their own. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please RSVP in advance.
Thursday, October 12, 2017·5:00 PM·East-West Center Imin Conference Center
Safeguarding Aloha: Understanding The Threat Of North Korea And What It Means For Hawaii
Ralph Cossa, president of Pacific Forum CSIS, James Kelly, former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Denny Roy, senior fellow at the East-West Center, and Keith Vieira, principal of KV & Associates Hospitality Consulting, LLC and executive-in-residence at Shidler College of Business will speak about the threat of North Korea and what it means for Hawaii. Following the panel discussion, Chad Blair, politics and opinions editor at Honolulu Civil Beat, will moderate a Q&A session with the audience. The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP in advance. Civil Beat will also live-stream the event on Facebook.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017·9:30 AM·Waialae Elementary School, Room A-1
Sunday, August 27, 2017·1:00 PM·Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art
Chasing Coral – Film Screening and Panel
In collaboration with the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art, join us for a weekend of screenings of Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral. These two visually stunning documentaries, directed by Jeff Orlowski, depict the effects of climate change through glaciers and coral reefs. Chasing Coral documents a group of coral experts as they set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to uncover the mystery of why coral reefs around the world are vanishing. Panel discussions with environmental scientists and educators will accompany the film and will address how current issues of climate change affect Hawaii today. This event is free, but please RSVP in advance. Doors open at 12:30pm.