July 2020 Event Summary
- July 3, 9 am – Malama Pohukaina – Hui Aloha Aina o Ka Lei Maile Alii
- July 3, – First Friday show airs on OLELO, Imai Winchester and Joy Enomoto speaking about LHE and why Black lives matter in the Hawaiian Kingdom. Filmed on Juneteenth.
- July 5, 9 am- 11 am – Malama Kaniakapupu
- July 6, 10 am – 11 am – Hōʻike Ea ʻŌpio – Kānaka and Black youth leaders talking Ea-driven futures. A Zoom event.
- July 8, 4:00 – 5:30 – Nā Hua Ea Poetry workshop with Emalani Case on Zoom. Limit: 25 participants
- July 10, 9 – 10am – Lei Anuenue – Imai Winchester and Noe Goodyear-Kaopua appearing on Lei Anuenue to talk about LHE history and 2020 events
- July 11, 10 am – 11:30 am – Nā Hua Ea Poetry workshop with Noʻu Revilla + friends on Zoom
- July 13, 10 am – 11 am – Hōʻike Ea Kumu – Educators talking about Teaching Maunakea. A Zoom/FB Live event
- July 17 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – ʻAha Kūʻē: Resistance Forum a Zoom/FB Live event
- July 19, 10-2 pm – Nā Hua Ea loʻi workday at Waiāhole with art/writing, sponsored by Homestead Poi
- July 19, 5 – 6:30pm – Nā Hua Ea performance – a Zoom/FB Live event
- Mon, July 20, 10am – Hōʻike Ea Mākua – Parents & Caregivers talking about Home-based EAducation, a Zoom/FB Live event
- Tues, July 21, 6:30pm – Ea Mai Ke Kai Mai: Protecting Kanaloa, Stopping RIMPAC – a Zoom/FB Live webinar
- July 23, 7 – 9 pm – Malo Mana Logs a FB Live event
- July 25, 9 – 11am, Nā Hua Ea huli giveaway + music at Ka Waiwai, with Homestead Poi
- July 25, 6- 8 pm – Aha Mele Ea on FB live
- July 26, 9 am – 11 am – Educational Hike to Kanehekili Heiau with Hui Aloha Aina o Ka Lei Maile Alii
- July 26, 6 pm – 8 pm – HoEA Film Showcase a FB watch party
- July 29, 10 am – 12 pm – Burial Walking Tour with Hui Aloha Aina o Ka Lei Maile Alii
- July 29, 6 pm – 8 pm – O Ki`i ka mua: Presentation with Hui Kālai Kiʻi ʻo Kūpāʻaikeʻe a live Zoom/FB webinar
- July 31, 12 pm – Flag Ceremony at Thomas Square
July 2020 Event Details
July 17, 530 – 730 pm – “ʻAha Kūʻē”
In the swelling momentum of aloha aina consciousness this year, Hawaiian communities around the pae aina have been increasingly asserting their unity and resistance against unethical development on Hawaiian lands. On Oahu the drawn out battle with AES wind turbines in Kahuku which led to large arrests of aloha aina, the rise of the Koolau community and the formation of Save our Sherwoods to protect Hunaniho from the mayors sports complex structure, and in Hakipuu, a recent dispute between Kualoa Ranch and the Fukumitsu ohana sparking community resistance. Join us on July 17, from 530 – 730 pm for an important discussion featuring leaders from various Oahu struggles who have come together to share their stories, updates and reflect on Ea.
#lahoihoiea2020 #emaukeea #ahakue
July 21, 630 pm 830 pm – “Ea Mai Ke Kai Mai: Protecting Kanaloa, Stopping RIMPAC”
Ea mai ke kai mai: ea, life, breath, sovereignty rises from the sea. Join us for a dynamic panel of activists and scholars to discuss the threat of the U.S. Navy’s RIMPAC exercises to the lands and peoples of Hawaiʻi and Moana Nui / Oceania. Panelists will discuss the history of military impacts and resistance in Hawaiʻi, the threats posed by RIMPAC to the peoples and lands across Oceania, and actions needed to protect our islands and seas in Oceania. How can we kū kiaʻi Kanaloa to oppose emerging military threats? How can we join with our relatives across Oceania to build a more powerful movement to restore ea in our region? Join us July 21 at 630 pm HST and let’s engage in the protection of our Moana Nui.
- Tina Grandinetti, Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice, Cancel RIMPAC Coalition
- Emalani Case, Cancel RIMPAC Coalition
- Billy Kinney, Kiaʻi Kanaloa
- Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo, I Hagan Famalao’an Guåhan
- Kyle Kajihiro, Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice
#lahoihoiea2020 #emaukeea #eamaikekaimai2020
July 23, 7 pm – 830 pm – “Malo Mana-logues”
July is the celebration of ka Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea: Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration Day. In the spirit of ea, LHE Honolulu with support from ‘Aha Kāne is reaching out and inviting a few select Kāne to participate in a critical discussion on hume malo, the importance of wearing traditional malo. Join us on July 23 from 7 pm – 830 pm as we shoot live from Ka Waiwai Collective in Honolulu for interesting insight and stories about what drives men to hume malo.
#lahoihoiea2020 #emaukeea #malomanalogues
July 25, 7 pm – 9 pm – “Aha Mele Ea”
AHA MELE EA is back! We are proud to bring a mix of Hawaiian, Reggae and Hip Hop performers with the sole purpose of ea, raising the consciousness and awareness of Hawaiian independence. We call for justice! We call for ea! Join us on July 25 from 7 pm – 9 pm as we feature some of Hawaii’s top award winning artists like Kawika Kahiapo, Del Beasley, Shawn Pimentel, along with our friends Kapu System and Pokii Seto of Aipohaku, also featuring our homies Punahele, Illnomadic, Rukka the Magnificent and more. Don’t miss this live performance as we also welcome leaders from around the lahui like Kahookahi Kanuha, Joy Enomoto, Kaleikoa Kaeo and Kahele Dukelow to share their insights on ea. Spend this mana-ful evening with us as we educate and celebrate ka La Hoihoi Ea! E hoolaulea kakou!
#lahoihoiea2020 #emaukeea #ahameleea2020
July 26, 9 am – 11 am – “Educational Hike to Kanehekili Heiau
Join our partners Hui Aloha ʻĀina o Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi for this educational workday at Kanehikili heiau. Participants are asked to contact Lynette Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to sign up. Meet at the elementary school at the top of Haiku Road at 9 am. Bring your work clothes, face mask and lunch. Come and learn some of the rich history of our wahi pana. E mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.
July 26, 8 pm – 10 pm – “HoEA: Kanaka Maoli Filmmakers Showcase”
La Hoioi Ea presents the 3rd Annual Hoea: Kanaka Maoli Filmmakers Showcase. Join us for a watch party event live online at both LHE’s Facebook and YouTube pages, Sunday July 26th from 8-10 pm. Hoea aims to highlight a collection of recent films made by Kanaka Maoli filmmakers. Award winning short-films such as Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki, The Pit Where We Were Born, Moo and Molokai Bound. Also featured is the work by teenage ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi filmmaker Liau Tengan, Hoi ka Olelo which was recently selected by the Smithsonian digital showcase. The program will also have many more films and new trailers. If you aren’t able to join us for the live event, the recorded program will be available to view on LHE’s website until July 31. For more information go to lahoihoiea.org. Some of the films contain graphic images and adult language so parental advisory is recommended.
#lahoihoiea2020 #emaukeea #hoea2020
July 29, 10 am – 12 pm – “Burial Laws Walking Tour”
Join our partners Hui Aloha Aina o Ka Lei Maile Alii for this very interesting presentation and walking tour in downtown Honolulu that focuses on the fake State of Hawaiiʻs laws relating to burials and construction. Meet at the front gates of Kawaiahao Church at 10 am with your walking shoes, sunscreen, face mask and please be ready to exercise social distancing. Bring water and snacks for the morning tour. Limit is 15. Contact email@example.com for more info and to sign up.
#lahoihoiea2020 #emaukeea #buriallawswalkingtour #huialohaainaokaleimailealii
July 29, 6 pm – 8 pm – “Kālai Kiʻi Webinar: ʻO Kiʻi ka mua”
The reclamation of kanaka identity has sparked the reclamation of traditional practices employing modern tools. Join us on July 29th, from 6 pm – 8 pm as we celebrate the Hawaiian holiday, ka La Hoihoi Ea with a special webinar discussion on the revitalization of the practice of kālai kiʻi (traditional kii carving) featuring Andre Perez and Hui Kālai Kiʻi o Kūpāʻaikeʻe, a group of Hawaiian carvers exploring kalai kii under the tutelage of master carvers Sam Kaai and Lyonel Grant. Meet these men as they discuss kalai kii and how it connects to ea. This discussion is meant to contribute to the reclamation of our ea and showcase the work of our community partners. E naue mai.
#lahoihoiea2020 #emaukeea #okiikamua #kalaikii #huikalaiokupaaikee
July 31, 12 pm – Flag Ceremony
We are calling all poe o Hawaii to join us in celebrating ka La Hoihoi Ea this year by raising your flag in your home, your community, your car, your kipuka with your ohana or wherever you are to celebrate the Restoration of Hawaiian Independence, ka La Hoihoi Ea, with us as we return to raise our Hawaiian flag at Thomas Square again this year. We will be offering hookupu and performing aha (ceremony) and in the interest of safety for our lahui we want to encourage our lahui to offer your pule, hookupu, mele, hula or message with your neighbors and those who have never celebrated LHE. Send us a picture of your crew or ohana celebrating your LHE tradition and we’ll select a handful of submissions to win prizes from us. E welo mau ka hae nani o Hawaii!
#lahoihoiea2020 #emaukeea #welokahae2020
Hōʻike Ea thread
Overarching questions & hashtags:
- What does education in an independent Hawaii look, sound, taste, and feel like?
- How do we move towards a Hawaiian National Education System?
Events in the Hōʻike Ea thread
July 6, 10am – Hōʻike Ea ʻŌpio – Kānaka and Black youth leaders talking Ea-driven futures
“We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe.” – Frantz Fanon
- What activates today’s youth to organize and act for justice?
- What ea-driven futures do youth imagine for their communities?
- How can we support these visions?
- Youth panelists: Mahina Kaomea, Desiree Burton, Nikkya Taliaferro, Hina Kaʻōpua, Anela Howard
What activates today’s youth to organize and act for justice? What ea-driven futures do youth imagine for their communities? How can we support these visions? Tune in to “Hōʻike Ea: Youth in Action” to hear six young kiaʻi and youth organizers from Hawaiʻi for Black Lives in conversation. (Ea)ducators, families, and especially youth are encouraged to attend.
July 13, 10am – Hōʻike Ea Kumu – Educators talking about Teaching Maunakea
- How are teachers transformed when they become active participants in our movements for ea?
- How are teachers transmitting the vitality of the Maunakea movement to their students?
- How have you integrated your experience on the Mauna into the educational spaces you inhabit?
- How does the Maunakea movement inform your vision for transforming education and our larger society?
July 20, 10am – Hōʻike Ea Mākua – Parents & Caregivers talking about Home-based EAducation in a time of COVID-19
- How can we reclaim educational sovereignty in our homes?
- How can parents provide children with at-home educational experiences?
- How can we fold these powerful social movements (like Maunakea and Black Lives Matter) into our children’s education
How can we reclaim educational sovereignty in our homes? How can we fold these powerful social movements into our children’s education? Join us for “Hōʻike: Ea: Parents as Educators” to engage with three mothers who find ways to free their children’s minds through community activities and experiences.
July 27, 10am – Hōʻike Ea final wrap-up. Logan Narikawa, Trevor Atkins, Mahina Kaomea, Anuhea Awo-Chun, Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua
Nā Hua Ea thread
Theme for NHE 2020: “Kuehu, Kūola, Kūʻokoʻa.” (To stir up/clear of weeds/drive off, as evil spirits; To be alive and safe, as after escaping from danger; To be independent and free.)
Events in the Nā Hua Ea thread
Wed July 8, 4:00 – 5:30 – Poetry workshop with Emalani Case on Zoom. Limit: 25 participants.
In this workshop, we will write a collaborative poem focusing on our “freedom dreams,” or our visions and hopes for a demilitarized future. Each participant will write a stanza to be creatively displayed on a page of their own creation and then added to an online, collective zine. Participants are encouraged to bring their own art supplies (e.g. paints, pens, crayons, magazines for cutting out pictures, etc.). Free and all are welcome, but space is limited to keep the workshop an intimate welcoming space to create and share.
- Emalani Case is a Kanaka Maoli teacher, writer, and activist. She is a Lecturer in Pacific Studies at Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is from Waimea, Hawaiʻi
Sat July 11, 10:00 – 11:30 – Poetry workshop with Noʻu Revilla + friends on Zoom. Limit: 25 participants
“We Breathe Together” a poetry workshop for decolonial love, by Noʻu Revilla, ʻIhilani Lasconia, and Isabella Pasa. In order to survive, we must breathe. In order to thrive, we must breathe together. As aloha ʻāina Joy Enomoto passionately declared, “I cannot breathe without you.” In these raw and revolutionary times, we remember that ea is breath, rising, and collective liberation all at once. So we will write poems that take seriously the question of what it means to commit to each other’s ea. What makes you rise to your feet and stand tall? What makes you free? How does it feel to fill your lungs with the breath of your ʻāina and become a stronger protector, a better ally in the struggles of others? We will write poems that explore how ea is, is not, or could soon be emerging in the ways we choose to thrive together. Free and all are welcome, but space is limited to keep the workshop an intimate welcoming space to create and share.
- Noʻu Revilla is an ʻŌiwi poet & educator. Born and raised on the island of Maui, she currently lives and loves with the Līlīlehua rain in Pālolo valley. She is proud to have taught poetry at Puʻuhuluhulu University and continues to teach courses on creative writing, women of color writers, sexuality in literature, and decolonial futures at UH-Mānoa.
- ʻIhilani Lasconia is an ʻŌiwi undergraduate student from Waimānalo, Oʻahu. She is majoring in Ethnic Studies and in the fall will begin her Master’s program in Educational Administration. ʻIhilani hopes to use her love for poetry to shape education in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.
- Isabella Pasa will become a Junior this Fall, double-majoring in Animal Science and English. She hopes to become a future ʻŌiwi veterinarian and poet, coming back home after her future academic career so she may continue to help her Native Hawaiian community.