Lunchbox Poetry Reading
May
22
12:30 PM12:30

Lunchbox Poetry Reading

Please join us for a lunchtime poetry reading at da Shop with three poets: 

No’u Revilla,  Sheila McMullin and Jaimie Gusman. 

Exploring the feminine, No'u investigates queerness and indigeneity, while Sheila explores abuse and social justice. Gusmanʻs book of poetry Anyjar is an inquiry into unnavigable spaces and genealogies. 

http://www.csupoetrycenter.com/books/daughterrarium

https://tinfishpress.com/?projects=say-throne

https://blackradishbooks.com/authors/jaimie-gusman/

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Hula & Storytelling with Kumu Malia
May
23
10:30 AM10:30

Hula & Storytelling with Kumu Malia

Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 da Shop hosts Kumu Malia Helelaʻs class for hula and storytime. This interactive circle-time class is geared towards babies and preschool-aged keiki together with their caregivers. Parents & grandparents, aunties & uncles, nannies & more are all welcome to join their keiki in our safe and uplifting circle. Expect a little bit of dancing, a little bit of storytelling, and a whole lot of fun! 

$10 per class, with books read during storytime available for sale. Come a few minutes early to  sign-up and get situated. 

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Lecture: The Big Picture - Balancing Design & Content
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Lecture: The Big Picture - Balancing Design & Content

Free & open to the public, this lecture with visiting Dutch Designer Teun van der Heijden will touch on the balance between design and content. Perfect if you appreciate the craft and work that goes into creating an art book, or want to understand elements for making your own. 

Reception to follow. 

Part of a series of public programs around International Center of Photographyʻs masterclass in bookmaking workshops May 21-June 1, 2018. 

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An Evening on Foreign Policy with Stephen Kinzer
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening on Foreign Policy with Stephen Kinzer

Free, and open to the public, with light pupus served, we invite you to join us for an evening with award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer, author of Overthrow.

Kinzer will talk about the Overthrow of Hawai`i, in the context of U.S foreign policy.

 “...Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing through the Spanish-American War and the Cold War and into our own time, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its
political and economic goals.”

His most recent book is The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.

Kinzer has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.”  

Co-sponsored by: Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice, Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi, UHM Dept of Ethnic Studies, Women Cross the DMZ and World Can’t Wait- Hawaiʻi

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Pacific Island Film Series
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Pacific Island Film Series

Social (in)justice in the Pacific: The Free West Papua Campaign

May film: Run It Straight for West Papua

Part of the Oceania on the Reel Pacific Island Film Series, this evening will be a poetry session, talk story, and film-screening.

About the film:

On the western half of the island of New Guinea in Melanesia lies West Papua, home to the indigenous Papuan people who have been under Indonesian colonial rule for over fifty years. The Indonesian regime in West Papua is a notoriously violent one, and over 500,000 civilians have been killed in a genocide against the indigenous population. Many thousands more have been subject to rape, torture, imprisonment, or have simply “disappeared” after being arrested. Basic human rights including freedom of speech are denied, and Papuans live in a constant state of fear and intimidation. Run It Straight for West Papua is set in a rugby league classroom and tells the story of a community in Aotearoa who have reached out in solidarity to send their support to the people of West Papua. The film provides one example of the ways that Pacific Islanders have mobilized in the pursuit of social justice for their fellow Islanders, inspiring many more to take a stand for West Papua and put an end to the ongoing genocide and human rights violations in Oceania that have gone largely ignored by much of the global community.

FREE & open to public. Refreshments will be served.

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An Evening with author + photographer of MALAMA HONUA
Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening with author + photographer of MALAMA HONUA

Please join us for an evening with Malama Honua: Hokuleʻa - A Voyage of Hope author Jennifer Allen and photographer John Bilderback.

Hear about the journey, the people, and the influences that continue to shape our human exploration and perspectives. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018. Starts at 5pm

Free and open to public

beer + wine, pupus, + talk story

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 "The voyage is about sailing on the core set of values we believe in. The sail plan of humanity is off course. But there is a movement of kindness and compassion that is happening around the world in response to the damage to our Earth. Hokulea is a needle sewing a lei of flowers around the world as an act of peace...and that is why we sail." 

Nainoa Thompson, Two Navigator, Captain, and President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society

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Pacific Island Film Series
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Pacific Island Film Series

Join us for a special screening of Anointed, a brand new poem/ video by
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner - acclaimed poet from the Marshall Islands and filmmaker Daniel Lin.  

  • Talk story with Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner by video conference
  • Talk story with film producer Daniel Lin
  • Photo exhibit of Enewetak and Bikini
  • Creative writing exhibit of works from the youth of Enewetak and Bikini

The Nuclear Legacy Project at PREL aims to take a closer look into the stories of people and places affected by war and nuclear testing in the Pacific Islands.  "Anointed" explores the forgotten stories of Enewetak Atoll and Bikini Atoll, where 67 nuclear bomb tests were conducted by the US after World War II, and the immense concrete dome of leaking nuclear waste on Runit Island.

Free & open to the public. 

 

 

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SWELL: New Book Release & Author Signing
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

SWELL: New Book Release & Author Signing

Please join us for the brand new release of Captain Liz Clarkʻs book Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening (Patagonia, 2018). Clark is a surfer and environmentalist who has been sailing the seas on her 40-foot sailboat, Swell, since early 2006. 

Click here to watch her video

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open house book signing

brief presentation + talk story

light refreshments

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 Changing Tides Foundation

 https://www.changingtidesfoundation.org

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Liz fell in love with surfing while earning her BA in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara. After college, she turned her dream of sailing the world into reality, sailing south from Southern California through Central America and the Pacific Islands. For more than a decade, she has kept her nomadic ocean lifestyle going through writing, blogging, photography, representing conscious brands, and earning recognition as a surf adventurer, environmental activist, and captain.

She hopes to inspire people to live their passions and reconnect with nature and our inherent oneness. She was featured in the film Dear and Yonder (2009), and was nominated for National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2015.

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Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Pacific Island Film Series

March film: Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan

Based on a beloved classic Legend from the island of Guam, 'Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan' tells the story of how a young Chamoru girl finds the strength, wisdom, and courage to lead the women of Guåhan (Guam) into battle against a giant creature from the Marianas trench that is devouring their island home.

'Maisa' is the first animated film to feature the endangered indigenous Chamorro language of Guam. For this film cultural and language experts worked diligently on bringing the language back to its historical pre contact era. Guam public school students participated in both the voice over and creation of key art for the production, while local actors and actresses worked side by side with Twiddle and Kahmeleon Productions in Guam for the filming of the live action segments.

A talk-story with the film's director, producers, and animators will take place after the screening.

Food and drink will be provided by the Chamorro Food Truck!

View Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/124277145

“HITA: Hinanao-ñiha I Taotåo-ta Åntes”, Meaning: Our way of life long ago. HITA is a historic and unique new project that blends Chamorro Culture, Language, Art, Animation, and Student Participation. The culmination of these important elements being the creation of the first Chamoru language animated film titled “ Maisa, the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan” which mixes live action, cgi, and 2d animated components to create a visually rich and exciting version of the classic Chamoru tale of “The Maidens that saved Guam”. GDOE students participated in both the voice over and creation of key art for the production, while local actors and actresses worked side by side with Twiddle and Kahmeleon Productions in Guam for the filming of the live action segments. For behind the scenes footage and images check out our Instagram: Twiddle_Productions “HITA: Maisa, the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guahan” is produced by the GDOE Chamorro Studies Special Projects Division and Twiddle Productions Inc. in Honolulu, HI. © 2015 Chamorro Studies and Special Projects Division Guam Department of Education. Produced by Twiddle Productions Inc. This film is funded 100% Under the US Department of Education Consolidated Grant, Title V, Part A: Innovative Program GIHA WWW.TWIDDLEPRODUCTIONS.COM
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