While I was at the climate action demonstrations on Friday, someone told me that it was “nice” of MauiTime to have published a story about three local eighth-grade climate activists who walked out of school to demonstrate for climate action (“We Can Make a Difference,” Sep. 19). It felt like a compliment, but the framing of my story as a favor to the three teenagers made me … [Read more...] about We Didn’t Publish a Story About Youth Climate Activists to Be ‘Nice.’ We Did It Because It’s Necessary.
Akaku presents a Mobile PSA Workshop for youth ages 10-18 this Monday, Dec. 28. Aspiring producers are invited to practice story-boarding, scripting, narration, interview techniques, shooting and editing on Mobile Media equipment. The course will culminate in a produced 30-60 second Public Service Announcement that will air and get posted online. Free for Certified YBEAM alumni … [Read more...] about Akaku Mobile PSA Workshop for Youth
As you read this, 40 young members of the Hawaii Leaders Core are gaining valuable leadership experience as they take part in the Global Youth Leadership Summit, an esteemed international convention at the University of California, San Diego. Running July 20-24, this five-day program allows children ages 14 to 17 from all over the world to unlock their leadership … [Read more...] about Maui County Youth Attend Global Youth Leadership Summit in San Diego
The morning before I attended the screening of the new X-Men movie, I was cleaning out an old box of mementos and came across an odd flyer. It read "Mutants Are People Too!" on the cover. On the inner fold were details of how this country was full of Mutant Oppression and lacking Mutant Equality. I was given this flyer at the first screening of the original X-Men in 2000, when … [Read more...] about X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST New Movie Review
We live in tough times for nonprofit organizations. Government spending is drying up, and that means they’re increasingly being forced to take up the slack. Otherwise, the neediest individuals in society will be left on their own. Year in and year out, we’ve watched these charitable organizations attempt to do more with less funds. Even here on Maui, the sight of Santa Claus … [Read more...] about 2013 MauiTime Charity Gift Guide