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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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Excerpts, free and open to the public

Haven’t gotten the book yet and interested in learning more? There are a handful of free excerpts floating around the internet, and more coming every week on Civil Beat. Here’s the current list of what to read right now:

complete and uncut Introduction to the book, by Craig Howes, on UH Press site
http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/books/howesValueIntro.pdf

on “Government,” by Chad Blair, on Civil Beat site
http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2010/07/26/3068-the-value-of-hawaii-government-by-chad-blair/

on “Hawaiian Issues,” by Jon Osorio, on Civil Beat site
http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2010/08/02/2902-the-value-of-hawaii-hawaiian-issues-by-jon-osorio/

on “The Economy,” by Sumner La Croix, on Civil Beat site
http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2010/08/09/3392-the-value-of-hawaii-the-economy-by-sumner-la-croix/

There are also a few smaller excerpts from different essays that were published in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Honolulu Weekly:

on “The Economy” by Sumner La Croix, “Tourism” by Ramsay Remigius Mahealani Taum, and “Race and Ethnicity” by John Rosa
http://honoluluweekly.com/cover/2010/07/paradise-no-more/

on Hawaiian issues and sovereignty–book excerpts from Davianna Pōmaika‘i McGregor and Dana Naone Hall, and new essays by Jon Osorio and Craig Howes
http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorials/20100801_Sovereignty_movement_survives_and_thrives.html

Check our press page for links to video and radio interviews.

And get the book for the full essays along with footnotes, illustrations, and suggestions for further reading on each topic.

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