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Freedom School 2021


Freedom School will give you the analysis, intellectual framework, and practical tools you need to think critically about oppression and actively move towards liberation. The entire 12 months will be grounded in the Black feminist perspective. Think of Freedom School as a primer to social justice, a year-long introductory exploration of the ideas and topics … Continue reading Freedom School 2021

Spotlight Hawaii

Star Advertiser Online

In this Star Advertiser live stream Yunji de Nies and Ryan Kalei Tsuji host discussions with community leaders about the latest news, resources and concerns related to COVID-19 in Hawaii. Recent guest have included DOE Superintendent Dr. Christina Kisimoto, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Gov. David Ige. Watch, send your questions and … Continue reading Spotlight Hawaii

Ongoing: H3RC Food Drops

Various Locations

Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center is helping the community during the COVIOD-19 pandemic by distributing food at various locations across Oahu. It's an opportunity for kupunas, families, and individuals in need to receive free food, such as fresh vegetables, fruits, assorted dry goods and nonperishable items. No ID or financial requirement is needed. Please … Continue reading Ongoing: H3RC Food Drops

Through April 28: She Speaks Community Conversations

Arts & Letters Nuʻuanu 1164 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu

A four week program that focuses on female voices in our community. She Speaks Honolulu strives to cultivate a safe space that empowers women to share their stories, speak their truths, and draft a narrative that accurately portrays the world we live in. Each month wāhine will gather and talk story around a particular topic … Continue reading Through April 28: She Speaks Community Conversations

HB Social Club’s Wednesday Night Comedy

Hawaiian Brian's HB Social Club 1680 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu

Bud Light Seltzer Presents Comedy U Wednesday Night Comedy @ Hawaiian Brian’s with Brandi Morgan, Lilian Simone, Tony Karratti, Pam Escalona, Heather Brown, Lance Liverman and James Mane. For more information, click here.

Sundance Film Festival: Honolulu [Satellite Screen]


Enjoy selections from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival presented by the Doris Duke Theater and the Sundance Institute with Acura, Chase Sapphire, and Adobe. Visit to learn more about the Festival. This event is managed by the #SundanceSatellite partner, and tickets will go on sale via their website on January 7, 2021.

Civil Cafe: 2021 Legislative Preview


Honolulu Civil Beat hosts a Civil Cafe panel previewing Hawaii's 2021 legislative session. Join Chad Blair, Civil Beat's politics and opinion editor, as he hosts this virtual panel featuring the leaders of the Hawaii Legislature (Sen. Ron Kouchi and Rep. Scott Saiki) and the head of the good-government nonprofit Common Cause (Sanda Ma). The discussion … Continue reading Civil Cafe: 2021 Legislative Preview

Opera Kamakanalani


Internationally acclaimed Native Hawaiian Baritone Quinn Kamakanalani Kelsey joins award-wining ukulele virtuoso Taimane in a kanikapila jam session like no other! World premiere on January 29, 2021 here on HOT Digital. Pre-Order now, watch when it releases later!

Through March 12: Confronting Racial Injustice | Achieving Racial Equality


Achieving racial equity in Hawaii will be the overarching theme of a series of discussions among leaders in the criminal justice system, academia, and the community-at-large. Data & the Criminal Justice System, Jan. 29 (learn more here) Civil Rights & Access to Justice, Feb. 12 Making the Most of Implicit Bias Training, Feb. 26 Diversity, … Continue reading Through March 12: Confronting Racial Injustice | Achieving Racial Equality

Pre-Order “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage”

"The road to making same-sex unions legal was much longer than many know. It is a story that begins in Hawaii in 1990, when a rivalry among local activists triggered a sequence of events that forced the state to justify excluding gay couples from marriage. In the White House, one president signed the Defense of … Continue reading Pre-Order “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage”

Ongoing: Hawaii Is Hiring

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

"Hawaii is Hiring is a one-stop online resource that connects kamaʻāina to job opportunities, training programs and career navigation. It provides local job seekers and new graduates with a streamlined job board and simple access to training and education tools valued in Hawaiʻi’s in-demand and emerging industries. Hawaii is Hiring also helps residents find local … Continue reading Ongoing: Hawaii Is Hiring

Through February 13: A Rainbow Bridge: an investigation into seven dreams

Apuni Space 729 Auahi Street, Honolulu

ALEC SINGER with Kainoa Gruspe, Matt Ching, Lise Michelle, Ryan Ota, Marika Emi Aupuni Space is pleased to present A Rainbow Bridge, an investigation into seven dreams. This exhibition by Alec Singer consists of seven new works in collaboration with artists employing a variety of mediums, including weaving, painting, printed matter, and kinetic sculpture. Singer engages with … Continue reading Through February 13: A Rainbow Bridge: an investigation into seven dreams

Rainbow Town Hall Videos Online


Rainbow Town Hall videos are now online. Educators, health care providers, members of the business community and activists on the front lines discuss how to move forward on critical issues facing Hawaii's LGBTQIA community: criminal justice, inclusive education, the economic impact of COVID-19, stigma and mental health and safe and stable housing. Click here to … Continue reading Rainbow Town Hall Videos Online

Ongoing: How You Can Help

Many community efforts in Hawai‘i have been launched during the COVID-19 crisis. Hawaii Business offers their regularly updated list of ways You Can Help. • Participate in a Survey about COVID-19’s Impacts on Businesses • Fight COVID-19 By Answering 6 Confidential Questions Online • Donate to Local Food Banks to Feed Families in Need • … Continue reading Ongoing: How You Can Help

Through March 13: HPR Atherton Concerts Winter 2021


The magic of the Atherton virtual! HPR presents a special virtual winter concert season featuring some of Hawaiʻi's best local musicians, livestreamed to your living room or mobile device. Join HPR wherever you happen to be, across the Hawaiian islands or beyond. These concerts are open to the public by RSVP only; they will not … Continue reading Through March 13: HPR Atherton Concerts Winter 2021

Application deadline: February 10 | Racial Justice Reel Camp for Girls


FREE & ONLINE Reel Camp for Girls during Spring break 2021. In collaboration with the Pōpolo Project and the UHM Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center, Hawai’i Women in Filmmaking will facilitate conversation on Racial Justice, filmmaking, and produce a short film by the end of the camp. This program is for all cis and trans girls, … Continue reading Application deadline: February 10 | Racial Justice Reel Camp for Girls

2020 State Equality Index


The State Equality Index (SEI) is prepared jointly by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute, two national LGBTQ advocacy organizations. The SEI treats D.C. as a state. Its rankings place states and D.C. into four categories in the order of the degree of LGBTQ supportive laws and policies that are in … Continue reading 2020 State Equality Index

Bacchus Online Trivia Night

Bacchus Waikiki 408 Lewers Street, Honolulu

Join us for Waikiki's Most Outstanding Trivia Night! ONLINE. Let's see what happens! Teams will compete in 4 rounds of general knowledge trivia. There's always a twist and unexpected turn at Bacchus Trivia Night. Bacchus ONLINE Trivia Night is hosted via Zoom video conference. If you don't already have the Zoom app, download it for … Continue reading Bacchus Online Trivia Night

Now online: Hawaiʻi Sector Pulse: Nonprofit & Social Enterprise Report


HANO and Hawaiʻi Investment Ready (HIR), are sharing their report on COVID impacts on nonprofits and social enterprises. The report is based on a survey conducted during summer 2020. The nonprofit sector, which contributes 10% to State GDP and employs 56,000 employees (pre-COVID), has a significant role to play in Hawaii’s economic recovery and resilience. … Continue reading Now online: Hawaiʻi Sector Pulse: Nonprofit & Social Enterprise Report

February 2 & 6: Launch My Non-Profit


If you or your group have an innovative idea to solve a social problem, then Launch My Non-Profit is for you! Launch My Non-Profit (LNP) is a 2-part workshop designed to help social visionaries achieve their dreams of helping others. Participants will explore the strategies of successful non-profits and discover how to create lasting change … Continue reading February 2 & 6: Launch My Non-Profit

Stories of Resilience


Join the Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center as they debut local stories of opioid addiction and resilience. Followed by a panel discussion with the participants and organizers of this important project.

Leading for Equity Impact


Leading for Equity Impact is a six-session workshop series that will invite participants to consider history, race, culture, power, and privilege through a national, local, and personal lens. Participants will grow their knowledge and understanding within their cohort, moving from awareness to concrete actions that can advance the values of Hawaiʻi, both in our personal relationships … Continue reading Leading for Equity Impact