The Value of Hawai‘i

Link to Price/Value of Hawaii Debate and Legislature Report Card Events

If you missed our great debate last Monday between contributors from The Price of Paradise and The Value of Hawai’i, our sponsors at Civil Beat have made the video available online at this address:

Below, please find some information about our March events focusing on our current state legislature, and please feel free to forward this information to anyone you think might be interested.
We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you at more public discussions on the value of Hawai’i and the value of community dialogue.

The Value of Hawai‘i:  Hawai‘i State Legislature Report Card, Part 1 and 2

Wednesday, March 16 and 23, 2011

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

Ali‘iōlani Hale, 417 S. King Street

Part 1: A midterm report card and public discussion of the State Legislature commenting on prisons, labor and human trafficking, law, and national and state legislative decisions and trends.  Featuring experts in media/journalism, political activism, and law: Kat Brady (Coordinator of Community Alliance on Prisons), Margery Bronster (Lawyer and former Attorney General), Lowell Chun-Hoon (Honolulu labor lawyer and co-founder of the Amerasia Journal), and David Shapiro (Reporter, editor, and columnist for the Star Advertiser).

Part 2:  A midterm report card and public discussion of the State Legislature commenting on the environment, the role of government and media, Hawaiian history and law, and civil unions.  Featuring experts in media/journalism, political activism, and law:  Steven H. Levinson (former Associate Justice of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court), Beth-Ann Kozlovich (Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Talk Shows Executive Producer and creator of the Town Square program on HPR), Jon Osorio (Professor of Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa), and Patricia Tummons (a career journalist writing for Environment Hawai‘i since 1990).

Light refreshments served.  RSVP to 539-4999 or by email to by March 15.
Sponsored by The Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, The Hawaii Independent, and The Center for Biographical Research.

The Hawaii State Judiciary does not warrant the accuracy of the information provided by the speakers. Any views, opinions, or statements expressed are solely those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the Judiciary.