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As part of the 2019 Honolulu Biennial, Civil Beat is hosting a panel discussion at the Biennial HUB, a Civil Cafe called #BeingMicronesian In Hawaii. The theme for the 2019 Biennial is Making Wrong / Right / Now and despite Hawaii’s reputation as a racial and ethnic melting pot, many Micronesian residents face discrimination, both online and in person. The event will delve into what that looks like and what’s being done about it.
This event is free and open to the public but please save your seat!
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.
Learn more and sign up here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.