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Back Inside

By Rob Chang on July 23, 2021

June 7, 2021 315 days. It has been 315 days since I was last inside. For the past 22 years I have spent a good chunk of my working days inside our state correctional facilities providing classes through their education sector. Kauaʻi Community Correctional Center. Hale Nani. Kūlani. Waiawa Correctional Facility. Womenʻs Community Correctional Center. …

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No Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i: He Aloha ‘Āina ‘Oia‘i‘o

By Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker, Kaʻulakauikeaokea Krug, Kaipulaumakaniolono, and Lily Hiʻilani Kim-Dela Cruz Okimura on June 15, 2021

E ō e Hawai‘i nui Kuauli, ka moku o Keawe, E ō e Maui nui a Kama, nā hono a‘o Pi‘ilani, E ō e Kaho‘olawe, Kanaloa Moku, E ō e Lāna‘i o Ka‘ululā‘au, E ō e Moloka‘i nui a Hina, E ō e O‘ahu nui-a-Lua, Ka ‘ōnohi o nā kai ‘ewalu, E ō e Kamawaelualani, Kaua‘i …

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The Spiral’s Path

By Julia Arnade-Colwill on September 24, 2020

The men at Hālawa Correctional Facility taught me about hope. Last summer, I found myself back home in Hawaiʻi for a brief period before I was to return to college on the East Coast. Over the past few years, I have become deeply involved in prison advocacy, particularly prison-based education, and sought something similar here. …

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An “Elsewhere” We Call Home

By Tatiana Kalaniopua Young, PhD on July 31, 2020

Kamaʻāina: Child of the Land (2020), a short film by Kimi Howl Lee, centers on the story of a gender-queer teenage character named Mahina played by Malia Kamalani Soon. Mahina lives on the streets of Waiʻanae, a rural, mostly Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and Pacific Islander community on the island of Oʻahu.  Throughout this document, …

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Try Think: Making Our Voices Count

By Lyz Soto on July 17, 2020

Friday, July 17th  3:00pm-4:15pm Register for this event via this Google form As adults, we are constantly asked to “use our voice” — fill out the census, cast our vote, participate in a protest, join the neighborhood board, or share our position on social media. Do we feel our voice matters? If not, how do we …

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