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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

Curb Latte coffee closeup. 3 oct 2016

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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017·Morning Brew

Conversation and Coffee

On Tuesday afternoon, February 7, Civil Beat hosted our monthly Conversation and Coffee on the Windward side of Oahu. Members joined us from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Morning Brew in Kailua Town.

Thursday, January 26, 2017·The Manifest

Civil Cafe: Legislative Session: What Can I Do?

This live event featured panelists, Keanu Young (Public Access Room), Beppie Shapiro (Women’s League of Voters), and Corie Tanida (Common Cause). Together, they touched upon the lawmaking process and how individuals can get involved by contacting their legislators, submitting testimony, and much more.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017·Honolulu Civil Beat

Conversation and Coffee

In January, Civil Beat welcomed 30 supporters for an inside look at the newsroom. Editor and General Manager, Patti Epler, opened with updates for 2017, including the appointment of Civil Beat’s federal reporter, Kirstin Downey, and Maui columnist, Tad Bartimus; recent on-the-ground inauguration coverage; and a successful year-end fundraising campaign.