808 Urban asked me if I would document the story of creating their commissioned mural at the Disney Aulani resort, located on the West side of Oahu. Shot over the course of one day, a handful of high school students and mentor artists worked together to create a vibrant mural that tells the story of the legend of Maui.

"Since 2006, 808 Urban has created over 50 large-scale mural projects throughout Hawai’i, offered over a hundred free arts workshops, collaborated with dozens of local organizations and businesses, and has recently opened a new store and community arts hub called The Refuge."

I have volunteered as a mentor filmmaker with 808 Urban since the beginning of this year. Working with the kids has been a great way to apply my own knowledge as well as develop new projects. The environment is always nurturing and I can't help but feel just as much a student as a teacher when working with the kids.

To learn more or to get involved email them at info@808urban.org or visit them online at www.808urban.org

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          REMEMBERING CHINATOWN

From its earliest grantmaking, in 1972-3 into the 1990s, Hawaii People’s Fund supported community organizing in Honolulu’s Chinatown. The critical grassroots groups were Third Arm and People Against Chinatown Evictions (PACE).

 

Several continuous Hawaii People’s Fund constituents were part of these groups and one asked if we might help preserve more of the stories from this important period of strategic activism,

 

Hawaii People’s Fund worked with a UH student-intern in the spring/summer of 2016. Sonja Cookman put this article together. She met with about a dozen organizers from those days. She also scanned a number of original documents, organizational newsletters and media coverage. Hawaii People’s Fund was able to digitize a couple hundred old slides.

 

The original activists plan to come together to archive more of their memories. Hawaii People’s Fund hopes this article, the first source documents, and the ongoing work of the surviving organizers will help preserve the history and serve to inspire and inform continued struggles against evictions and gentrification and activism for access to health care, housing and dignity for all.

Click the title above or open the document below to read Sonjaʻs paper.

 

See more pictures by movement photographer, Ed Greevy, here: http://edgreevy.com/chinatown/2016/04/chinatown/

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