Thursday, July 6, 2017

Festival of Resistance

Festival of Resistance Against the Trump/Pence Agenda!
Saturday, July 8 10am-3pm

on the grounds of Church of the Crossroads

Find out about the concerns of organizations that have been negatively effected by the Trump/Pence Agenda and find out how you can get involved.  Join teach-ins and discussions.  Enjoy continuous live entertainment .   Relax and have fun while learning.  Make new friends and become part of the movement of resistance against the horrors of the Trump/Pence Agenda. 

Tables from more than 20 organizations including:, ACLU-Hawai`i, AIKEA, Amnesty International, Common Cause, Community Alliance on Prisons, Conservation Council of Hawai`i, Crossroads Peace, Justice and the Stewardship of Creation, Hawai`i Coalition for Human Rights, Hawai`i J20, Hawai`i Interfaith Power & Light, Hawai`i SEED, Health Care for All Hawai`i, Planned Parenthood,  RainbowFamily808, Refuse Fascism-Hawai`i, Sierra Club,  Women’s March Hawai`i,   World Can’t Wait-Hawai`i

Live Music, Poetry and Performances: 
Musicians James McCarthy & Tunji Heath; Don Conover & Ernest Harada,  Laulani Teale & Liko Martin, and Elaine Lemon; Poet Travis T,  Dance by Sequoia & more!

Teach-In/Discussions:  Each teach-in will begin with short talks by invited discussants and will include adequate time for Q&A and discussion. 

10:30-11:30:   Immigration.   Speakers from Hawai`i's immigrant rights community will address Trump's immigration policies; our vulnerable community in Hawai`i, and steps that have been taken to resist.   
11:30-12:30:  Climate Change.  A trio of scientists will lead a discussion on the dangers of climate change, its effects in the Pacific, and resistance to climate change.

12:30-1:30:  Fascism/Dissent:   Representatives from ACLU and Refuse Fascism will speak to the dangers of fascism (what it is and how we need to resist), as well as current attacks on dissent.

1:30-2:30:   Representatives from Women's Voices, Women's Speak and World Can't Wait-Hawai`i will give presentations on Trump's expanding war in the Middle East,  threats of nuclear war, and the increased militarization in the Pacific.   A delegation that just returned from Okinawa's front-line struggle will give a short report-back.

Children's Activities:   Paint an ocean mural; coloring pages; games


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