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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.

Friday, November 18, 2016·The ARTS at Marks Garage

Hawaii Storytellers: What Can Hawaii Teach America About Race?

Caricature artists Caleb Civil Beat storytelling race held at Mark’s Garage. 18 nov 2016

This live event was a continuation of the Hawaii Storytellers series and was based on Season 1 of Civil Beat’s recently released podcast, Offshore. The event included preshow interactives such as caricature drawings, a printmaking workshop, and a zine station, followed by intimate stories about race in Hawaii from Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Denby Fawcett, Spencer Toyama, Jonathan Okamura, Mark Landsberg and Kumu Hina.

Thursday, November 3, 2016·University of Hawaii, Manoa

Election Trivia

Civil Cafe Election Trivia held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. 3 nov 2016

In this pre-election event at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, contestants went head-to-head in three rounds of questioning, testing their knowledge of voter turnout and local and national election topics. By the end students and faculty participants left with a deeper understanding of current issues as well as local and national voting practices.

Thursday, October 6, 2016·Kapiolani Community College

Civil Cafe: Election Trivia

This edition of Civil Cafe tested participants’ knowledge of local and national politics through fun, fast-paced, interactive trivia. The event began with live audience polling, followed by a trivia showdown between KCC’s Student Congress and Faculty Senate. Election Trivia was presented in partnership with The Associated Students of Kapi`olani Community College (KCC) and the KapCC Paralegal Program.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016·Honolulu Civil Beat

Conversation and Coffee

September marked our second Conversation and Coffee, a monthly member benefit, which offers supporters an inside look at the Civil Beat newsroom. Editor and General Manager, Patti Epler, spoke on the progress of Civil Beat’s internship program and our new podcast initiative, as well as introduced our upcoming storytellers series in partnership with Hawaii Public Radio and announce our national award for our five-part series, The Harbor.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spotlight Film Screening

This movie night featured a free screening of the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight”. Civil Beat columnist Denby Fawcett gave a special introduction, mentioning Hawaii’s connection to the events portrayed in the movie and reminding us of the importance of good investigative journalism.