We hope to see you tomorrow for one of our largest events of the year! It will be all-day fun: come early and come often! *NEW* details on speakers and performances below.
me ke aloha,
We Value Hawai’i
We Value Hawai’i: Art/Music/Dialogue
Saturday, Sept. 25, 1 pm–1 am
Fresh Café, 831 Queen Street, Honolulu
Free and all ages until 8 pm, 18+ and $5 cover after 8 pm.
Support local art and music with an all-day, all-ages celebration of the creative arts in Hawai’i.
From 1-6 pm, join us for activities and performances: hands-on printmaking and digital media workshops, multi-media art and graffiti art installations, slam poetry, bands, and more. Sustainable activities include bicycle workshops and a demonstration of an aquaponics system (fish poop and all!). In the afternoon, our friends will be running workshops, activities, and informational booths: Kanu Hawaii, Oiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal, TinFish Press, Hawaii Capital Cultural Coalition, Girl Fest, PASS, KAHEA, The Hawaii Independent, and Distro. Voter registration all day long!
Our performances will feature The Jump Offs, Black Square, Youth Speaks Hawaii, Monkey Waterfall, Stephen Agustin, Jon Osorio, Deep Throat, Narwhal, Big Mox, and others.
Winners for the two $500 “If Not Now When” CMA grant awards for Hawai’i-based visual artists and musicians to be announced at the event. /stepup/awards/
At 6:00 pm, join scholars, activists, and politicians for an important discussion and re-visioning of the future of the arts in Hawai‘i. Featuring Jon Osorio, Mari Matsuda, Ramsay Taum, Neil Abercrombie, Kim Coco Iwamoto, Colleen Hanabusa, Marcus Oshiro, and Tom Brower. Bring your questions and stories and let your voice be heard!
Panel discussion will be live-streamed, thanks to The Hawaii Independent: http://thehawaiiindependent.com
Ask any teacher or artist or writer–in Hawai’i, these days there is less and less support and money for the arts, both in public education and afterward. As a result, we are experiencing a mass migration of creative people, especially younger artists and musicians, who are leaving Hawai’i for better opportunities elsewhere.
As one young local visual artist puts it, “I feel like I don’t have a future here, and my children don’t have a future here. What can I do?”
For more information, visit /events/wevaluehawaii
>>We value Hawai’i, and we’re not going anywhere.<<
Co-sponsored by The Hawai’i Council for the Humanities, The Center for Biographical Research, Creative Modern Activism Hawaii, Flux Hawaii, and Fresh Cafe.
In conjunction with The Value of Hawai’i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future published by UH Press.