Moving over to a new website, 9/8/10

NEW WEBSITE, with many thanks to Matthew McVickar [http://matthewmcvickar.com/]

Please link up with us at http://thevalueofhawaii.com

and check out our new sections on the We Value Hawaii event on Sept 25th, the CMA grants and awards for artists and musicians, and teaching The Value of Hawaii.

We’re continuing to work on our new site, so check back there often!

For our web subscribers: There will no longer be updates on this page. If you wish to join our email list for updates and reminders about events, please email thevalueofhawaii@gmail.com with your request. Thank you!

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Updated Event Calendar as of 9/3/10

Aloha,

We’ve had a couple of very exciting events the past few days, at Civil Beat and UHM’s Women Studies Colloquium Series. It is both refreshing and inspiring to hear people speak very intelligently and critically about important issues in Hawai‘i, and then to experience the *buzz* afterward as the room comes alive with energy—we all want to talk and express frustration, to make connections, and then to really do something.

Please check out our events calendar via the tab at the top of this page, updated as of 9/3/10, for a list of what’s coming next. And check back here often, as we’re continuing to schedule even more.

If you haven’t connected with us on Facebook, that’s a good way to keep informed of schedule updates and connect with other organizations and people involved in the book. And if you are on Twitter, follow us @valuehawaii–we “live tweet” many of our events and want to hear from you!

me ke aloha,
The Value of Hawaii Hui

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Civil Beat discussion on The Economy, Tourism, and Agriculture, today 9/2.

Announcement: The Value of Hawai’i–The Economy, Tourism, and Agriculture (9/2/10)

You are invited to meet, talk with, and ask questions of The Value of Hawai’i contributors this Thursday, Sept 2, in a special session hosted by online news site, Civil Beat [www.civilbeat.com], as part of their ongoing feature on “The Value of Hawaii.” We hope you will join us to discuss the current state of Hawaii, with a focus on the economy, tourism and agriculture.

The sessions are free and open to the public, but please RSVP to beatup@civilbeat.com so our hosts can plan to accommodate the number of people who’ll attend. Books will also be available for purchase.

  • Date: Thursday, September 2
  • Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kaimuki Plaza, 3465 Waialae Ave #200, Honolulu, HI 96816
  • Speakers: Charles Reppun, Ramsay Remigius Mahealani Taum, Sumner La Croix

Civil Beat has published excerpts of the following essays from The Value of Hawai’i on the free portion of their site, in preparation for this discussion. Please visit any of the following links to read the excerpts.

If you missed our previous The Value of Hawai’i Beatup with Craig Howes, Jonathan Osorio and Chad Blair, follow this link to the summary and video.

We hope to see you there!

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Radio Show Tomorrow on Historic Preservation and Tourism

The Value of Hawai’i contributors Sara Collins and Ramsay Remigius Mahealani Taum will be featured on the Nā ‘Ōiwi ‘Ōlino radio show tomorrow, 9/1, speaking on the topics of Historic Preservation and Tourism. The show airs 7-8 am and then again 5-6 pm on AM940.

Nā ‘Ōiwi ‘Ōlino – People Seeking Wisdom is a weekday morning radio program presented by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and hosted by Randy Hudnall. You can listen live on their website and also statewide via Oceanic Cable Digital Channel 856.

Here is the link: http://www.naoiwiolino.com/

If you’d like to share your response to the show, please leave a comment here or on our Facebook page, or tweet us @valuehawaii (#wevaluehi). If you missed the show on Monday, KZOO 1210 on the making of the book and Homelessness, check out our Twitter page for some pieces and quotes.

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Events for the Week of Aug 30–Sept 3

Happy Monday!

This week there are lots of opportunities to read, discuss, and connect with others about the issues that concern us and our home.

Please see the following The Value of Hawai’i Book and Events for the week of Aug 30–Sept 3, and feel free to forward this email to others you think would be interested. For the full event schedule, please click the “events” tab at the top of this page.

As always, we’d love to get your feedback–on email, website, facebook, or twitter, share with our group what you value about Hawai’i, and what you’d be willing to do for what you value.


Monday, August 30

Free excerpt of “Reinventing Hawai‘i” by Tom Coffman published on Civil Beat [www.civilbeat.com]

Monday, August 30, 6:30 pm.

Radio: Craig Howes and Trisha Kehaulani Watson join Willa Tanabe of Talking Out Loud. KZOO 1200 AM

Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 am, AM 940

VH Contributors on Tourism and Historic Preservation
Tune in to Nā ‘Ōiwi ‘Ōlino on KINE 940 AM to listen to Ramsay Remigius Mahealani Taum and Sara Collins. Rebroadcast at 5 pm, and archived online [http://www.naoiwiolino.com]

Thursday, September 2, 5:30­-7:00 pm
The Economy, Tourism, and Agriculture in Hawai‘i

A “Beatup”/Meetup talk-story with Sumner La Croix, Ramsay Remigius Mahealani Taum, and Charles Reppun.
At the Civil Beat offices—3465 Waialae Ave., Suite 200 (the Central Pacific Bank Building)
Free and open to the public, but RSVP required—pls send an email to beatup@civilbeat.com
See the following link for more information: http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2010/08/24/3758-next-beatup-sept-2-value-of-hawaii-part-2/

Friday, September 3, 12:30­-2:00
The Value of Hawai‘i in the Women’s Studies Colloquium Series
Featuring Mari Matsuda, Meda Chesney-Lind, Kat Brady, and D. Kapua‘ala Sproat.
UH Mānoa campus, Saunders Hall 624; co-sponsors by Departments of Women’s Studies and English
Please see the WS Colloquium_9-3_Value of Hawaii Flyer for more information.

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Email: thevalueofhawaii@gmail.com
Facebook: “The Value of Hawai’i Discussion Group”
Twitter: @valuehawaii [#wevaluehi]
Buy the book: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/shopcore/978-0-8248-3529-3/

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Radio show tomorrow on Prisons and the Homeless

The Value of Hawai’i contributors Meda Chesney-Lind and Trisha Kehaulani Watson will be featured on the Nā ‘Ōiwi ‘Ōlino radio show tomorrow, 8/25, speaking on the topics of Prisons and the Homeless. The show airs 7-8 am and then again 5-6 pm on AM940.

Nā ‘Ōiwi ‘Ōlino – People Seeking Wisdom is a weekday morning radio program presented by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and hosted by Randy Hudnall. You can listen live on their website and also statewide via Oceanic Cable Digital Channel 856.

Here is the link: http://www.naoiwiolino.com/

If you’d like to share your response to the show, please leave a comment here or on our Facebook page, or tweet us @valuehawaii (#wevaluehi).

Thanks to everyone who came out to our book launch on Sunday! It was a great party, and an opportunity to meet and talk with many of our valued contributors. If there are any pictures you would like to share from the event, please email them to thevalueofhawaii@gmail.com, or post them on our Facebook!

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See you at The Value of Hawaiʻi Book Launch tomorrow!

What do we value about Hawai’i, and what needs to be done to protect what we value?
How did we get here? Three-and-a-half-day school weeks. Prisoners farmed out to the mainland. Tent camps for the migratory homeless. A blinkered dependence on tourism and the military for virtually all economic activity. The steady degradation of already degraded land. Contempt for anyone employed in education, health, and social service. An almost theological belief in the evil of taxes.

At a time when new leaders will be elected, and new solutions need to be found, the contributors to The Value of Hawai`i outline the causes of our current state and offer points of departure for a Hawai`i-wide debate on our future.

Newly released in July 2010 by UH Press, The Value of Hawai’i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future is a collection of twenty-nine essays on topics that range from government to tourism, transportation to homelessness, agriculture, the arts, Hawaiian sovereignty, etc. For more information on the book, please see the UH Press website.

Please join us this Sunday at Native Books, Ward Warehouse, 3­-5 pm,
to celebrate the launch of this book and increasing public discussion on the value of Hawai’i. Many of our contributors will be available for signing and talk story. There will also be ‘ono food, and live music by Jon Osorio, and we will be announcing the wide range of events we have planned for the fall.

For more information on our events, please click on the event tab at the top of this page, or call 956-3774.

Free and open to the public, family and friends are welcome.

Me ke aloha,

Craig Howes and Jon Osorio

Co-editors of The Value of Hawai‘i

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The Value of Hawaiʻi: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future is available online at the UH Press website.

Website: http://thevalueofhawaii.wordpress.com
Facebook: “The Value of Hawai‘i Discussion Group”
Email: thevalueofhawaii@gmail.com
Twitter: valuehawaii (#wevaluehi)

All events co-sponsored by the The Center for Biographical Research and Hawai’i Council for the Humanities.

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