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Civil Beat is trying something different. Join us for a new type of collaborative engagement event: Civil Beat Brainstorm. Instead of hosting a panel around a specific story or issue that we’ve already written about, we want you to come to us with your ideas and share your knowledge on a topic we feel deserves a stronger media spotlight.
This Civil Beat Brainstorm will focus on school suspensions and student discipline, and Civil Beat education reporter Suevon Lee wants to hear from you to gather ideas for future stories.
Maybe you’re an educator who sees a need for more mental health counseling at schools; a parent who has seen a child go through the disciplinary process; or someone who knows of a school that is a “bright spot”: trying something new in the area of restorative justice.
Each storyteller will share an account of remarkable past events in their life, illuminating their personal relationship with matters related to mortality and life’s impermanence. Together, we’ll take in these narratives of strength, love, loss, science, spirituality and grief in a safe, intimate venue.
Purchase your ticket to Hawaii Storytellers:How I Live With Dying here.
Hey Maui readers, we’re hosting two Conversation And Coffee events on your island. We hope you will join us as we get overly caffeinated and talk about the news. We’ll be in Wailuku in the morning and Lahaina in the afternoon. Locations TBD.
This casual conversation is a chance for you to meet the people behind Civil Beat and let us know what issues are important to you and your Maui communities.
We are also searching for a Maui columnist, so if you are interested or know of anyone, please have them join us at this event.
Know of a good location for us to host this event? Email us at email@example.com.
Wind down from the work week and join us at Maui Brewing Company in Kihei, Maui for a meet-and-greet with Civil Beat reporters and staff, including criminal justice reporter, Yoohyun Jung and Editor and General Manager, Patti Epler.
This no-host pau hana will be located in the Maui Brewing Company tasting room. Light pupu will be provided.
Sign up in advance here.
Join us for a Civil Cafe hosted by Civil Beat’s business reporter, Stewart Yerton, as he and the panel discuss what is happening to Kailua. The beach town has seen a lot of changes over the past couple of decades with the increase of visitors, spreading development and rising housing costs, all contributing to drastic changes in the community. So what does the future of Kailua look like?
Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva
Terrence George, President & CEO, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
Danny Casler, My Kailua
Senator Laura Thielen
This event is free and open to the public, but please register to attend.
This event is a part of Civil Beat’s “Hawaii’s Changing Economy” series and is supported by a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation as part of its CHANGE Framework project.
Marcel is a bike commuter, and is tackling the island’s transportation issues in his special series, Wayfinding.
Kathleen Rooney – Transportation Systems Manager, Ulupono Initiative
Jon Nouchi – Deputy Director, Department of Transportation Services
Daniel Alexander – Co-Director, Hawaii Bicycling League
Anthony Chang – Advocate for safer streets and Urban Planning Master’s student at UH, focusing on walking and bicycling safety.
Fresh off our spring fundraising campaign, we’re inviting all our members, new and old, into our office for a casual conversation with Civil Beat reporters and editors.
Get to know the newsroom that’s supported by you. Share your community concerns and what you’re enjoying about our coverage.
Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance.
Join us at Honolulu BeerWorks for a meet-and-greet with Civil Beat reporters and staff, including our D.C. reporter, Nick Grube, who will be ready to talk story about crime, politics and the Kealoha case.
This no-host pau hana will be located in the outside beer garden. Light pupus will be provided. Honolulu BeerWorks is generously providing event attendees with 15% off their tabs. Cheers!
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please reserve your spot in advance.
Honolulu Civil Beat, in partnership with Hawaii Arts Alliance, and Waiwai Collective, brings you an evening of stories told by our fellow community members on the theme of incarceration. This event will be hosted by reporter, Nick Grube.
Storytellers include: Ken Lawson, Jamee Miller, Matthew Taufetee, Malia Peters, Lani Waiau and Michele Navarro Ishiki.
Purchase your tickets here.
In partnership with Doris Duke Theater, join us for a keynote address by His Excellency, Anote Tong, former President of The Republic of Kiribati, and a moderated conversation to discuss how sea level rise affects our Pacific Island communities and how Pacific Islanders can lead the way in addressing current issues of climate change. The talk will be moderated by Honolulu Civil Beat’s Nathan Eagle and is presented in conjunction with a screening of Anote’s Ark, directed by Matthieu Rytz.
Purchase your tickets here.
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.