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Try Think: Fighting the Good Fight – Protection & Preservation of Sacred Spaces

January 29, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Try Think: Fighting the Good Fight – Protection & Preservation of Sacred Spaces
Friday, January 29th, 3:30-5:00pm Via Zoom
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As challenging as last year was, we still saw many “fighting the good fight”; activists who continued to advocate for the rights of others, politicians who pushed for change, parents who stood up for their children, and those children who stood up to have their own voices heard.


There is something to be said for the spaces we hold sacred, and our reasons don’t have to be anyone else’s. From the insurrection at the capitol a few weeks ago to the ongoing fight to protect Mauna Kea, various communities are becoming more vocal about protecting what they hold sacred, and voracious in “fighting that good fight”. Reflection on these events poses many questions around what it means to fight for something sacred.


We would like to invite you our first Try Think community conversation of 2021 taking place on Friday, January 29th from 3:30pm-5:00pm via Zoom. Register via this link.


As food for thought for this conversation, we have included links for two wonderful short films by local filmmaker Ciara Lacy, This Is The Way We Rise (runtime 12 minutes) and Connection (runtime 7 minutes).  Although not required for participation in our conversation, viewing This Is The Way We Rise prior to our event is highly recommended. You can view the film here: This Is The Way We Rise.


Our event on the 29th will begin with a group viewing of Connection, but if you would like to preview the film, you can do so via either of these two links: Connection (FB link)  Connection (IG link).


If this will be your first time attending one of our Try Think conversations, the premise is simple. The goal of Try Think is to build and strengthen our communities by bringing people together to participate in meaningful conversations around topics and ideas that we, as a group, find interesting and important. We ask each person to bring with them a question or idea that you would like to discuss with the group related to the theme.  All questions are welcome. As a group, we will vote on the question or idea that will lead our discussions.


We look forward to seeing you all and seeing where our conversation will take us. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Chang at


January 29, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities
808 732 5402