Last Saturday, after an early march around the block holding signs and flags, a mellow morning crowd camped out on the sloping great lawn at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College, still damp from the previous evening’s rain. Aunties in tie-dye swayed to ’60s protest songs, teenagers held risque and amusing “Pussies Grab Back” and “Trump Don’t Surf” signs, and little kids and … [Read more...] about (Some of) Maui’s Women March On: Despite dwindling numbers Maui’s 2019 Women’s March continues to raise awareness of complex issues
1. About 5,000 people took part in the 2017 Women’s March on Maui. According to the Jan. 21 Maui News, about how many people were at the 2018 Women’s March on Maui, which took place on Jan. 20? A. 5,000 B. 4,500 C. 4,000 D. 3,500 E. 3,000 2. On Jan. 19, Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa signed a sand mining moratorium bill. The Maui County Council had passed it on Jan. 5, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about the 2018 Women’s March on Maui?
It’s been a helluva year, and that’s not a good thing. For the United States, the watchwords for 2017 have been violence and hatred–against women, African-Americans, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and basically everyone who isn’t a straight white male. You don’t have to be a master at reading the room to know that greed and ignorance are triumphing over notions of cooperation … [Read more...] about 2017 MauiTime Year In Review
Early this fall, I binge watched all the Skin Wars seasons on Hulu. Though I had never met Rachel Deboer in person, I definitely knew who she was and have some Maui friends in common with her. So, being a fan of her body painting art, I was stoked when I saw her ripping up the dance floor in early November at a DJ Mark Farina show at Lulu’s. That night, I didn’t have the guts … [Read more...] about What I learned as a body painting canvas for Rachel Deboer
On Jan. 22, 2017, millions of people all over the world marched in the largest demonstration in American history. In over 500 cities in the U.S. and another hundred around the world, people gathered in protest and solidarity the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. And it all started here on Maui. The spark of the march came from Hana resident Teresa Shook, … [Read more...] about The Women’s March on Maui was a great success. Now what do we do?