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

News Literacy Event #2: Getting it Right – Pressures of Speed and 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. Space is limited, so please RSVP.

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

Pau Hana

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

Hawaii Storytellers: Sacred Spaces

Lone demonstrator holds a Hawaiian flag near the summit of Mauna Kea as hundreds of protestors lined the road down at the visitor's center. 24 june 2015. photograph Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Join us for a continuation of Civil Beat’s signature Hawaii Storytellers series on Thursday, June 8, as Civil Beat helps celebrate the launch of FLUX’s Sacred Spaces issue. This event at Hālau ‘o Haumea located in the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies also draws inspiration from Season 2 of Civil Beat’s Offshore podcast — The Sacred Mountain. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please RSVP in advance

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.

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

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.