Tag: Civics


WEAVING VOICES: Pālama Settlement—Resilience and Recovery

By Lyz Soto on August 27, 2020

Wednesday, August 26th, 4:00 – 5:15 Click Here to Register “This opportunity changed lives for young people.” A place for kids to go. Meals and hot showers. Community services. From its beginnings, Pālama Settlement has been a critical place of healing and recovery, for many communities in transition. What are the kinds of things that …

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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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Love Letters to Community: Necessary Gestures

By Joy Enomoto on May 16, 2020

This is a letter of aloha and kanikau for my kupuna kualua, Keohokalole and my kupuna kuakahi, Annie Keoho and all of my kūpuna whose lives were forever changed by the maʻi ho‘oka‘awale ‘ohana. Sometime before 1879, Keohokalole contracted Hansen’s disease and was sent to live in Kalaupapa with her kōkua, David Poʻai. I do …

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Try Think – Waiʻanae Moku

By Lyz Soto on January 23, 2020 Read More