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Friday, February 22, 2019·5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.·Ka Waiwai, 1110 University Ave. Honolulu, HI 96826

Hawaii Storytellers: Understanding Mental Illness

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Civil Beat is partnering with Hawaii Arts Alliance, Mental Health America of Hawaii, and Waiwai. Collective to bring you an evening of stories told by our fellow community members on the theme of mental illness. Each presenter will share a story about their personal relationship with mental illness, including a range of conditions, difficulties and triumphs.

Storytellers include: George Kon, Boz Schurr, Anisa Wiseman, Mariko Chang, Sara Mizban, and Keola Chan.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the stories start at 6:30 p.m. with wellness activities beforehand.

Purchase tickets to the event here.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019·12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.·Hawaii State Capitol Building, room 329

Civil Cafe: Legislative Update

Civil Beat hosts Civil Cafe: Legislative Update 2019. Chad Blair, Civil Beat’s opinion and politics editor, will moderate a panel discussing updates on the 2019 legislative session. Come learn what bills are still alive and what the final two months of this year’s legislative session may look like.

Panelists include — Sen. Lorraine Inouye, Rep. Chris Lee, Blake Oshiro from Capitol Consultants of Hawaii and Kealii Lopez from the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

Reserve your seat here.

Saturday, March 30, 2019·9:30 AM - 10:30 AM·Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, Lecture Room

Conversation And Coffee In Kaneohe

We’re bringing a few Civil Beat reporters and coffee in the Wavemaker van to Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens in Kaneohe to meet our readers in Windward Oahu.

Share your community’s concerns, what you’re enjoying about our coverage and what you’d like to see improved in 2019. You can hop in the bright orange Wavemaker van to record your concerns on camera with our multimedia team. 

Arrive at 9:15 a.m. and meet us in the Lecture Room next to the Visitor’s Center.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot in advance here

Thursday, February 7, 2019·6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.·Honolulu BeerWorks

News And Brews: Pau Hana With Civil Beat Reporters

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Join us at Honolulu BeerWorks for a meet-and-greet with Civil Beat reporters and staff. This no-host pau hana will be located in the outside beer garden. Light pupus will be provided. Cheers!

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please reserve your spot in advance here. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019·6:30 PM·Square Barrels

Civil Beat Trivia: All The News That’s Fit To Quiz!

Honolulu Civil Beat is partnering with Trivia Hawaii for a fresh new night of news-themed questions. Teams of up to six people faced challengers, including a team of Civil Beat reporters. Winners went home with gift cards to Square Barrels, new Civil Beat swag and major bragging rights.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019·9:30 AM·Civil Beat Newsroom, 3465 Waialae Ave. #200

Conversation And Coffee

Fresh off our year-end fundraising campaign, we invited all our members, new and old, into our office for a casual conversation with Civil Beat reporters and editors. Hosted by politics and opinion editor, Chad Blair, we discussed what beats are brewing for the new year.

Thursday, January 10, 2019·12:00 PM·Hawaii State Capitol Building, room 329

Civil Cafe: Legislative Preview

State Capitol Building.

On Thursday, January 10, Civil Beat hosted Civil Cafe: Legislative Preview 2019. This panel discussion was moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and opinions editor, Chad Blair. Panelists included Senator Karl Rhoads, Representative Sylvia Luke, Josh Wisch from ACLU of Hawaii and Janet Mason of the League fo Women Voters of Hawaii.


Watch a highlight video of Re. Sylvia Luke’s final points on the 2019 Legislature here.

Rep. Sylvia Luke and Sen. Karl Rhoads discuss what is happening with rail here.

You can watch the full length video of the event here:

Friday, November 16, 2018·6:00 PM to 8:30 PM·ImpactHUB Honolulu

Hawaii Storytellers: How I Make Ends Meet

This cost-of-living event featured stories from a diverse range of Hawaii residents talking about “How I Make Ends Meet.” Each storyteller shared their experience about how they afford to live in the islands. From multi-generational living to multiple jobs, we heared their stories of struggle and hope and how living in Hawaii requires sacrifice, grit and in some cases creative solutions.

Storytellers: Lauren Hana Chai, Jonathan Swanz, Hanalei Bishop, Vic Craft, Anniken Rose and more to be announced.

You can watch their stories here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018·9:30 AM - 10:30 AM·Civil Beat Office

Conversation and Coffee (Post-Election)

Civil Beat Coffee April 2017. 18 april 2017

Thank you for joining us for our member coffee. This event has passed but we hope to see you at a future Conversation and Coffee event!

Thursday, October 25, 2018·6:00 PM·The Manifest

Civil Beat Elections Trivia: All The News That’s Fit To Quiz!

Civil Beat Trivia: All the News That’s Fit to Quiz! is a new event series presented by Honolulu Civil Beat. Teams compete in a battle of wits in our news-based trivia game. Play in groups of up to six or sign-up individually, and we’ll match you up with others for the chance to win limited edition Civil Beat swag. Participants are encouraged to work together (without phones) and compete in 3 rounds of 10 questions each. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP in advance.