With support from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
and hundreds of individual donors
Hawai‘i People’s Fund redistributes more than $40,000 in Spring 2013 Grants
Bike-In Movie Night Series in Old Stadium Park
R3IMAGE is a collective of urban planners working to ignite equity, public voice and creativity in community action. The series will use public space to bring together area residents, houseless park dwellers, community groups and individuals to connect around creative alternatives to corporate privatization creating the space for collective action.
Community Food System Partnership
The North Shore Community Land Trust is rooted in an Oahu community known for its fierce opposition to development. A two-year project to develop a Greenprint plan exposed about 60,000 acres of excellent but under-utilized agricultural land. The Partnership Project will facilitate collective strategies to improve the region’s food system from the ground up.
Environmental Justice (EJ) in Waianae
KAHEA-The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance continues its support work with the still-expanding working group in Waianae. EJ bus tours, artistic expressions, roundtables and symposia will expose more people to the issues and stand as a model for addressing land use issues throughout Hawaii.
Hawaii Women’s Prison Projects
Hawaii Friends of Justice and Civic Education promotes restorative justice, which is based on democratic decision making, is empowering, and uses active learning experiences for positive outcomes. Restorative re-entry circles have been provided for a number of years with great success and Hawaii Friends recently began offering Family Law Clinics assisting women in learning the tools needed to legally resolve family issues.
Interscholastic Student Council
A growing number of Hawaiian-focused charter schools throughout the islands meet as an informal alliance, each spring at a conference on indigenous education. This project will begin to build a student council that meets together throughout the school year to build leadership and collectively address community issues, activities not currently available to the charter school students.
Mai Poina (Don’t Forget): The Trial of Queen Liliuokalani
A trilogy of living history programs is organized by the Biographical Research Center and Hawaii Ponoi Coalition. The re-enactment of the 1895 trial, performed during October, will be followed by period chants and a discussion of the event’s implications. An annual Mai Poina re-enactment of the overthrow is staged at Iolani Palace.
Movement Building for Ea
The Movement for Aloha no ka Aina (MANA) focuses on Hawaiian independence and justice. This project will use a forthcoming book on Hawaiian social movements and use it as a springboard for popular education, activist training, and movement building. An open source curriculum will be developed and implemented through community workshops and web-based resources.
On the Streets of Honolulu
Playbuilders of Hawaii is an experienced theatre ensemble creating opportunities for community-based communication and cultural exchange. They will gather stories from those who are or have been homeless and craft a public performance piece in which the homeless will be involved.
Pride at Work on Kauai
Building on two years of work on Kauai, Pride at Work Hawaii will participate in the island’s June Pride events. This work builds relationships with individuals and organizations, encourages community discussions, and deepens understanding of the role of organized labor. Increased Kauai membership will allow ongoing activities to initiate from within the community.
Seeds of Hope
Three years in the making, this film addresses issues of food security, sustainable farming, natural resource conservation, community-based economic development, and traditional Hawaiian culture as a knowledge base for land management. The Hawaii Rural Development Council is planning a series of film forums to engage island audiences in political and policy discussions.
Youth Roots and Justice Project
Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence in collaboration with Pacific Tongues and 808 Urban are building a youth-driven community organizing project that will create a new generation of leaders who understand the roots of oppression, practice literary, visual and performance arts, and apply appropriate tools for justice to address violence against women.
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