March events

Hyatt Hurts: Dirty Laundry Exposed
International Women's Day Event in support of Hyatt workers
March 8, 4:00-5:30PM
In front of Hyatt Regency Waikiki (Uluniu and Kalakaua Ave.), Honolulu
Presented by women workers and the Alliance for Quality of Life; outfits designed to send a message to the Hyatt management will be modeled on the runway!
Hyatt's abuse hurts our community and disrespects women with unsafe working conditions and excessive workloads.
For more information, call Lauren at 941-2141 ext. 222, or visit

Break the Code of Silence
March 10, 1:00-3:30PM
Studio 909, 909 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
A call for inclusion, equality and safety of LGBT Youth. Screening of award winning documentary, Out in the Silence, followed by discussion and talk story with the filmmakers.
A safe space for frank conversation. Families are encouraged to come together.
Free but seating is limited. RSVP with number attending to <>

Celebrating Bayard Rustin
March 16, 6-8:30PM
UPW union hall (1426 N. School St., Honolulu)

FREE event honoring the centenary of African-American civil rights pioneer, non-violence organizer, and gay Quaker labor activist Bayard Rustin on the eve of what would have been his 100th birthday. 
Presented by Pride At Work Hawai'i; co-sponsors include UPW (AFSCME Local 646), UNITE HERE Local 5, UHPA, Pride Alliance Hawai‘i, and members of the Honolulu Friends Meeting (Quakers).  Pupus, drinks and popcorn will be provided; limited free parking is available at the hall. While the event is FREE, donations will be gratefully accepted.
Bayard Rustin mentored Martin Luther King in the use of Gandhian non-violence, organized the 1963 March on Washington, and helped build powerful coalitions between the labor and civil rights movements; but today he is largely forgotten or ignored.  Celebrating Bayard Rustin provides an opportunity to explore the life of a masterful, charismatic organizer and activist who endured multiple arrests and imprisonments - including in a federal prison for refusing military service during World War II and in a Southern jail for challenging segregation in 1949 - and helped establish or expand important national organizations like the Congress of Racial Equality, Southern Christian Leadership Council, War Resisters League, Fellowship of Reconciliation and the A. Philip Randolph Institue.
Celebrating Bayard Rustin will present his story with a showing of the award-winning 2003 documentary "Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin", followed by an informal discussion, to provide additional understanding of the history of the US civil rights and anti-war movements (and how they were impacted by homophobia) and the ways that our multiple identities affect the work we do.
RSVPs appreciated at 543-6054 or

February Events

Pacific Beach Hotel Workers Rally for Justice
Wednesday, February 15,  4:30 p.m. to 5:30PM
Pacific Beach Hotel, 2490 Kalakaua Ave.
Would you fight for 10 years to get justice?*
*The workers at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki have been fighting for the past 10 years for workplace justice.
After 10 years of struggling in the face of management law-breaking and winning almost every legal ruling against the Hotel, Pacific Beach workers are still fighting for fairness and dignity in the workplace.  Community support has helped Pacific Beach Hotel workers keep up their spirits during this long fight. Labor unions, faith leaders, educators and others have signed petitions, rallied at the Hotel, donated to a free store for the workers, organized an international boycott of Pacific Beach Hotel, met with the workers and more.
Please attend this rally to show your support!

Pride At Work Hawai'i February pau hana pa'ina
Please join us Friday, February 17, 5:30-7:00PM at Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully St.).  Free pupus and great conversation in a relaxed atmosphere - so bring a friend!

Community Organizing 101
Workshop presented by Hawai'i Peoples Fund
Saturday, February 18, 9AM-1PM
Presenters: Lucy Gay and Cade Watanabe
Cost: $40
What happens if you want to help your community and you have an idea? What comes next? How do you organize your community? This workshop will help clarify goals, objectives, strategies and tactics of community organizing, as well as help participants understand various theories of social change.
Materials and light morning refreshments.
Call 593-9969 for more information and to see if room is available.

The New Jim Crow: Crimmigration, Youth, and Dissent 
WHEN:  FEBRUARY, 28, 4-5:30pm                              
WHERE: CRAWFORD 115                                               
PANELISTS: Isabel Castillo, Andrea Margot Ortega, Jonathan Perez, and Maria Rodgriquez
Immigrant youth represent one of the most outspoken and militant sections of the immigrant rights movement today.   Young migrants have gone on hunger strikes to press for access to higher education for youth who are undocumented, and engaged in civil disobedience to push back against the escalating criminalization of the members of their communities dehumanized as “illegal.” 
Join the conversation about how high school and college-age students are organizing themselves to challenge the repression, terror, and violation of rights directed at immigrants through stepped up detention, deportation, and anti-immigrant laws.
The four members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance will share their own stories, and facilitate a discussion based on a new documentary Bad Dreamers, by New York-based digital media artist and filmmaker, Alex Rivera, about the courageous acts of civil disobedience by undocumented youth.

Sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies and Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
The event is free and open to the public.                           
RED without BLUE: a lesson for gay and transgender organizing
Film and discussion presented by Lambda Law Students Association
Tuesday, February 28, 5:30-8:00PM Richardson Law School at UH-Manoa
The film Red Without Blue looks at the lives of two twin brothers. Mark is gay while Alex undergoes a transformation to become Clair.
Speakers: Jenny (mom) from the film will share her insight/story about raising her family. Andy South (Project Runway designer, community organizer) will share his personal stories in relation to the film.
The Lambda Law Student Association hopes you will join us for a film viewing and discussion addressing the complexity of sexual orientation and gender identity. Film will start at 6pm with presentation/discussion to follow. We will serve pizza and salad!

Pride At Work Hawai'i Out and Organizing!