A Civil Beat Investigation: In Hawaii’s workers’ comp system, people with long-lasting injuries are often forced to battle doctors hand-picked by insurance companies to get treatment and disability payments.
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.
Thursday, June 7, 2018·3:00 PM·Civil Beat Newsroom
Conversation and Coffee with Civil Beat (Member Event)
Each month, Civil Beat hosts monthly gatherings to meet with our growing base of supporters and readers. This is one of the ways we learn about the things you care about and the questions that are on your mind. On June 7, please join us for afternoon coffee and a casual discussion with Civil Beat editors and reporters, as we share updates, discuss recent coverage and chat about ideas for future stories. If you’re a recent member, we’d love to meet you and thank you in person at this event!
Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance. Civil Beat members can register for a free ticket.
Saturday, May 5, 2018·5:00 PM·Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art
Hawaii Storytellers: Watermen
The next Hawaii Storyteller event takes place on Saturday, May 5, at the Doris Duke Theatre on the theme of “watermen.” This event will explore our relationship to water with stories that honor Hawaii’s long and connected history with the ocean. We’ll hear from those whose ocean knowledge and intuition are reflected in their lives as well as their values. Please join us as we hear from different generations of ocean masters and explore the meaning of watermen through stories about sport and competition, navigation, ocean safety, resource conservation and most of all a respect and reverence for our waters. Storytellers include Duane DeSoto, Marcel Honore, Jim Howe, Mike Town and Meira Va’a.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018·12:00 PM·Hawaii State Capitol, Room 329
Civil Cafe: Legislative Wrap-up 2018
As the final event in a three part series on the 2018 legislative session, Civil Beat hosts Civil Café: Legislative Wrap-Up 2018 in partnership with Common Cause Hawaii. This panel discussion moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and opinions editor, Chad Blair, will recap the highs and lows of this year’s session. Our panelists will discuss bills that passed, others that did not and delve into the reasons why. Speakers include Corie Tanida (Common Cause), Senator J. Kalani English, Speaker Scott Saiki and Courtney Teague (Civil Beat). The event will be recorded and posted on Civil Beat’s YouTube page shortly after the event.
Female athletes in many Hawaii public schools aren’t getting the equality that federal law promises them under Title IX. A recent story by Honolulu Civil Beat exposed stark gender inequities when it comes to high school athletics programs and facilities. Please join us for a community conversation highlighting this particular example, which prompted the ACLU of Hawaii to issue a demand letter to the state DOE requesting that female athletes in public schools have access to the same facilities as male athletes. Together, we’ll discuss the outcome of recent discussions, any actionable steps and the broader implications for local education programs and athletics under the federal law known as Title IX. Panelists include Khara Jabola-Carolus, Executive Director of Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Suevon Lee, Reporter at Civil Beat, Mackenzie Ozoa, high school junior, and Josh Wisch, Executive Director of ACLU of Hawaii.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018·3:00 PM·Parker Ranch Center's Meeting Room
Conversation and Coffee with Civil Beat (Kamuela, Hawaii)
Civil Beat is coming to the Big Island! For our second stop of the day, we invite you to join us for afternoon coffee and a casual discussion in Kamuela. Mix and mingle with Patti Epler (editor and general manager), Ben Nishimoto (director of philanthropy) and Mariko Chang (membership and events manager) and share your thoughts and questions about our coverage and ideas for future stories. For full details and to RSVP, please visit our registration page.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018·10:30 AM·University of Hawaii at Hilo, Campus Center, Room 306
Conversation and Coffee with Civil Beat (Hilo, Hawaii)
Civil Beat is coming to the Big Island! On Tuesday April 3, start your day with coffee and a casual discussion with Patti Epler (editor and general manager), Ben Nishimoto (director of philanthropy), Mariko Chang (membership and events manager) and Big Island columnists, Jason Armstrong and Alan McNarie. Mix and mingle with Civil Beat’s team and share your thoughts and questions about our coverage and ideas for future stories. For full details and to RSVP, please visit our registration page.
Thursday, March 29, 2018·6:00 PM·The Manifest
Civil Beat Trivia: All the News That’s Fit to Quiz!
Civil Beat Trivia: All the News That’s Fit to Quiz! is a brand new event series presented by Honolulu Civil Beat. Teams compete in a battle of wits in our news-based trivia game hosted by politics and opinions editor, Chad Blair. 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, focusing on local, national and international news. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP in advance.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018·12:00 PM·Hawaii State Capitol, Room 329
Civil Cafe: Legislative Update 2018
On March 21, Civil Beat hosts Civil Café: Legislative Update 2018 in partnership with Common Cause Hawaii. This panel discussion moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and opinions editor, Chad Blair, will focus on the bills that have failed and those that have survived first crossover and why. Learn how to get involved at this point in the legislative process and the best way to stay informed for the duration of the 2018 session. Panelists to be announced. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP in advance.
Thursday, March 15, 2018·9:30 AM·Civil Beat Newsroom
Conversation and Coffee
Start your day with morning coffee and a casual discussion with Civil Beat editors and staff. If you’re new to Conversation and Coffee, this is a monthly gathering with our readers and 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 about our stories by meeting the reporters. Free parking is available on-site. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.
Interested in becoming a Civil Beat member? Find out about the perks of membership by clicking on our benefits page.
Friday, February 23, 2018·7:00 PM·Kumu Kahua Theatre
Hawaii Storytellers: Home
Join us for Civil Beat’s first Hawaii Storytellers event of 2018, as we explore the theme of “Home.” Together, we’ll hear intimate and authentic stories about what home means. Whether it’s a story of homecoming, living without a home, moving from place to place, finding the perfect or not so perfect home, we’ll learn what home means to people in our community.
This event is SOLD OUT, but we encourage you to join our waiting list in case a spot opens up. We also welcome walk-ins as space allows.