- Venue: CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
55 Hester Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
What is the role of Hawaiʻi in US projects for global military and economic dominance? What do ongoing struggles for decolonization and independence in Hawaiʻi look like? How are Honolulu, Ferguson, and New York City connected, and how do we draw connections between racial justice movements in New York City and Indigenous struggles in Hawaiʻi?
-Learn about the tragic shooting of Kollin Elderts and how this is part of the militarization of US law enforcement and the US Pivot to the Pacific and Asia
-Hear from Kalama Niheu, a physician and independence/demilitarization activist who will be speaking at the UN as Hawaiʻi’s representative at the UN Forum on Indigenous people, and Dean Saranillio, Assistant Professor at NYU
-Watch clips of Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaiʻi, an award winning documentary film by Anne Keala Kelly
–Learn about the work of Asia Pacific Not 4 Sale, a NYC coalition confronting the US “Pivot” to the Pacific
$10 suggested donation for the Elderts family; no one will be turned away. RSVP not required.
Co-sponsored by CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, BAYAN, Asia Pacific Not 4 Sale coalition, Program in Asian/Pacific/American Studies at NYU, CUNY Graduate Center Space-Time Research Collective, Women of Color Network, Asociacán de Estudiantes Latinxa y Latinx Americanxs, and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.