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Friday, September 6, 2019·5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.·Ka Waiwai, 1110 University Ave. Honolulu, HI 96826

Hawaii Storytellers: How I Live With Dying

Civil Beat in partnership with Hawaii Arts Alliance and Waiwai Collective presents an evening of live storytelling by members of our local community on the theme of death and dying.

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.

Storytellers include:

  • Halealoha Ayau, expert in repatriation of Native Hawaiian remains
  • Dr. Rae Seitz, hospice and palliative care medical specialist
  • Cortney Gusick, owner of Pahiki Caskets
  • Dr. Charles “Chuck” Miller, clinical oncologist who came out of retirement to assist Kaiser Permanente Hawaii with the new medical aid in dying law
  • Hiro Ito, program director of Kids Hurt Too Hawaii
  • Hosted by Brittany Lyte, reporter for Civil Beat

Purchase your ticket to Hawaii Storytellers:How I Live With Dying here.


Friday, August 23, 2019·TBD·TBD

Conversation And Coffee – Wailuku and Lahaina, Maui

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 membership@civilbeat.org.

Friday, August 23, 2019·6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.·Maui Brewing Company Kihei

News And Brews Pau Hana – Kihei, Maui

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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019·6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.·Le Jardin Academy, Wang Auditorium, 917 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Kailua, HI 96734

Civil Cafe: What’s Happening To Kailua?

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?

Panelists include:

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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019·6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.·Impact Hub Honolulu,

Civil Cafe: Pedestrian Safety

Join Civil Beat transportation reporter, Marcel Honore, as he moderates a panel discussion on pedestrian safety and transforming Oahu into a more walkable island.

Marcel is a bike commuter, and is tackling the island’s transportation issues in his special series, Wayfinding.

Panelists include:

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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019·9:30 AM - 10:30 AM·Civil Beat Office

Conversation And Coffee

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

Thursday, May 23, 2019·6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.·Honolulu BeerWorks

News And Brews: Pau Hana With Civil Beat Reporters

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.  

Friday, May 17, 2019·5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.·Ka Waiwai, 1110 University Ave. Honolulu, HI 96826

Hawaii Storytellers: Incarceration

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.


Friday, May 10, 2019·6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.·Doris Duke Theatre

Anote Tong in Conversation + Anote’s Ark

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 Arkdirected by Matthieu Rytz.

Purchase your tickets here.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019·12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.·Hawaii State Capitol Building, Room 329

Civil Cafe: Legislative Wrap-Up

On Wednesday, May 8, Civil Beat hosts Civil Cafe: Legislative Wrap-Up 2019.

Chad Blair, Civil Beat’s opinion and politics editor, will moderate a panel discussing what happened in the 2019 legislative session. Panelists TBD.

This event is free and open to the public but please reserve your seat.