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, October 12, 2017·5:00 PM·East-West Center Imin Conference Center
Safeguarding Aloha: Understanding The Threat Of North Korea And What It Means For Hawaii
Ralph Cossa, president of Pacific Forum CSIS, James Kelly, former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Denny Roy, senior fellow at the East-West Center, and Keith Vieira, principal of KV & Associates Hospitality Consulting, LLC and executive-in-residence at Shidler College of Business will speak about the threat of North Korea and what it means for Hawaii. Following the panel discussion, Chad Blair, politics and opinions editor at Honolulu Civil Beat, will moderate a Q&A session with the audience. The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP in advance. Civil Beat will also live-stream the event on Facebook.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017·9:30 AM·Waialae Elementary School, Room A-1
Sunday, August 27, 2017·1:00 PM·Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art
Chasing Coral – Film Screening and Panel
In collaboration with the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art, join us for a weekend of screenings of Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral. These two visually stunning documentaries, directed by Jeff Orlowski, depict the effects of climate change through glaciers and coral reefs. Chasing Coral documents a group of coral experts as they set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to uncover the mystery of why coral reefs around the world are vanishing. Panel discussions with environmental scientists and educators will accompany the film and will address how current issues of climate change affect Hawaii today. This event is free, but please RSVP in advance. Doors open at 12:30pm.
Saturday, August 26, 2017·1:00 PM·Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art
Chasing Ice – Film Screening and Panel
In collaboration with the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art, join us for a weekend of screenings of Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral. These two visually stunning documentaries, directed by Jeff Orlowski, depict the effects of climate change through glaciers and coral reefs. Chasing Ice follows renowned National Geographic photographer James Balog on a mission to place 30 cameras across three continents to gather visual evidence of the Earth’s melting ice. Panel discussions with environmental scientists and educators will accompany the film and will address how current issues of climate change affect Hawaii today. This event is free, but please RSVP in advance. Doors open at 12:30pm.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017·9:30 AM·Judiciary History Center
Conversation and Coffee
Join us for a casual conversation led by Patti Epler, Civil Beat Editor and General Manager, and special guest Brian Black, Executive Director of the Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest. Together, they’ll discuss local efforts to achieve an open government and the Law Center’s work with the public and media outlets such as Civil Beat. Arrive at 9:15 a.m. for check-in and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and pastries. The event will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome from Executive Director of the Judiciary History Center, Matt Mattice. Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance.
Saturday, July 29, 2017·10:30 AM - 12:00 PM·Aiea Public Library
News Literacy Event #2: Getting it Right – Pressures of Speed and Accuracy
The second news literacy panel unpacks the process and principles that guide the journalism profession. Hear Civil Beat and fellow local reporters talk about their work and the challenges and decisions they face to produce a timely and accurate story. Learn about the demands placed on journalists and why mistakes happen. Space is limited, so please RSVP.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017·10:00 AM·Aiea Public Library
Conversation and Coffee
Civil Beat is taking our member coffee events on the road! Join Civil Beat staff for a casual morning discussion at Aiea Public Library. If you’re new to Conversation and Coffee, this is a monthly gathering with our 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 more about our stories by meeting the reporters. Free parking is available. Space is limited, so please RSVP.
Thursday, June 29, 2017·6:00 PM·Honolulu BeerWorks
Join us at Honolulu BeerWorks for a meet-and-greet with Civil Beat staff! This no-host, pau hana event will be held in the mauka beer garden with 10% of the proceeds going to support Civil Beat and local nonprofit journalism. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. and hear from BeerWorks’ head brewer Matt Wiles talk about their process. This event is SOLD OUT.
Thursday, June 8, 2017·5:30 - 7:30 PM·Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Opening Talk: An Interview with Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin
Honolulu Civil Beat presents a one–on–one interview with Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, who drew national attention for filing the state’s lawsuit that ultimately halted President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration. Join us for this rare community talk-story with your attorney general, as we spotlight Hawaii’s role in the national conversation about the travel ban. This intimate conversation, moderated by Civil Beat’s Yunji De Nies, will serve as a jumping-off point for further discussions throughout The Seventh Art Stand festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art. For further background, please click here for Civil Beat’s recent coverage and a short clip of the attorney general: Meet The Man Taking On Donald Trump. This is a free but ticketed event. Please RSVP here.