Join Civil Beat reporter Anita Hofschneider in conversation with community stakeholders as we delve into health equity issues in Hawaii.
Josie Howard, Chief Executive Officer, We Are Oceania
Dr. Sheri Daniels, Executive Director, Papa Ola Lokahi
Chantelle “Tellie” Matagi, Contact Tracing Lead Investigator Team 6B, State Department of Health’s Pacific Islanders Outreach Team
Civil Beat’s health reporting is supported by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, the Atherton Family Foundation and Papa Ola Lokahi.
Join Civil Beat IDEAS editor, Julia Steele, with Judge Daniel Foley, Maui GMO initiative petitioner Alika Atay and attorney R. Brian Black.
The group will discuss how in Hawaii, every county provides a process for citizen initiatives and how to force a citizen vote on a specific issue of concern.
This discussion is based off the IDEAS essay, “Use The County Initiative Process To Create Change In Hawaii,” by Brian Black and Casey Shoji.
From 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. join us for a talk with the author and Civil Beat reporter Claire Caulfield. The author talk will be held on Crowdcast and the audience may participate by asking questions.
Immediately following the author talk we will shift to our Civil Beat book club meeting from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. The discussion will be held on Zoom, in meeting format, where everyone can be seen and talk freely about the book.
During the global pandemic of 2020, Honolulu Civil Beat and The Center for Oral History at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa separately documented the experiences of Hawaii’s community members through audio, video and written stories.
Civil Beat distributed audio recorders to nine teenagers and asked them to record their daily reflections on school, family and teenage life during the pandemic for the multimedia story, “The Kids Are Alright: 2020 Through The Eyes Of Hawaii’s Teenager.”
The Center for Oral History initiated the Hawaiʻi Life in the Time of COVID-19 Project to engage Hawaii’s communities across the islands in examining, articulating and sharing the impacts of COVID-19.
During this event Civil Beat and the Center for Oral History will come together to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on Hawaii’s youth. Some of the teenagers from Civil Beat’s project will discuss where life has taken them since then and we’ll listen to and watch some of the interviews from the Center for Oral History’s project.
Join Civil Beat IDEAS editor, Julia Steele, with Chief State Economist Eugene Tian, former state Sen. Jill Tokuda, Beth Giesting from the Hawaii Budget and Policy Center and former Congressional aide Melissa Hampe.
Take a look at how much funding the Islands have received since the outset of the pandemic, how those funds have been spent, what federal funding is coming next and how that money could and should be spent.
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Join Civil Beat editors, reporters and staff for a virtual conversation about Civil Beat’s news coverage. This will be a casual discussion where readers can join with their zoom cameras on or join by phone.
This event will not be recorded so we hope you will be able to join us live.
Join Claire Caulfield, Civil Beat’s audio reporter and host of the podcast, “Hawaii Grown,” for a live virtual recording of an episode for the agriculture series from Civil Beat.
The show will focus on pests, starting with a farm tour to see how the avocado lace bug has been destroying farmer’s trees and crops, but also the trees of many residents throughout Hawaii. Then we’ll explore some possible solutions to the unique threat pests pose to Hawaii’s agricultural goals.
Audience members will have a chance to participate in the podcast by asking their questions, which could be used for the final cut.
Send in your questions by Tuesday, April 20 for an opportunity to ask the experts! To send a recording of your question, which we would love, use the voice memo app on your phone and email it to email@example.com or simply reply to this email with a question.
Join Civil Beat’s IDEAS Editor Julia Steele for a discussion on getting the state to use its purchasing power to buy local—and on how that can transform the food in our schools in the process. With Chef Greg Christian, State Rep. Amy Perruso and Andrea Moore, VP of Mililani High School.
And be sure to read the IDEAS essay that motivated this discussion, “State Government Should Be Doing Its Part By Buying Local,” by Greg Christian.
If you aren’t able to attend live, be sure to register to receive the recording!
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.