Reclaim your Digital Privacy: Encryption Workshop

Learn some important facts about how and why encryption is used; hear common misconceptions about encryption as well as ways in which your privacy is being breached. Then, with Norris’ assistance, install easy-to-use programs to protect yourself against these threats.

This is primarily a how-to course so bring your devices if they are portable (laptop computers, tablets, cell phones), or be prepared to look over someone’s shoulder. You will learn how to install encryption to protect you when you text message and make phone calls, as well as when you email and instant message/chat.

All operating systems welcome: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Android, iPhone/IOS

WHEN: Saturday, January 28th; 2-5pm
WHERE: Kapoho, Big Island (exact location provided upon RSVP)

**Please RSVP for this class as there are a couple of programs you will need to download to prepare for the class based on the type of devices you have and what types of encryption capabilities you need.

** RSVP via email: Please include:
— your name
— the types of devices and their operating system on which you want to install encryption
— specific questions or things you want to learn during the class Norris’ response will include links to sites where you can safely download the programs before you come to the class, and answers to questions you might have about this download process.

Wai‘anae Film Series – Friday in Oahu

From KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance:

Wai‘anae Film Series
E Ho‘i i ke Ea: Hawaiian Independence for National and Global Justice

Friday, July 25

Kamehameha Schools
Community Learning Center
at Nānākuli 89-101 Farrington Hwy.
(Note: We have a new location!)

5:00pm – Pupus and dinner
5:30pm (sharp!) – Introductions and films
6:30pm – Guest speakers
7:15pm – Small group discussions
8:00pm – Large group reportback

Featured Films: Hawai‘i: A Voice for Sovereignty; The End of Poverty; Life and Debt

Featured Guest Speakers: Jon Osorio from Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH Mānoa and MANA and Ilima Long from MANA


Please RSVP to or 454-4713 so that we can provide food for everyone

Cosponsors: Senator Maile Shimabukuro, AiKea, DMZ Hawai‘i/Aloha ‘āina, Hawai‘i Peace and Justice, UH Mānoa Hawai‘inuiākea, KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance, MANA: movement for aloha no ka ‘āina, and the Wai‘anae Environmental Justice Working Group. Planning Committee: Pua Ford, Lucy Gay, Summer Miles, Ileana Ruelas, Pake Salmon, Laurel Mei Turbin. Food provided by Maimun.

Updates and Stories from Switzerland and Mauna Kea

What: Hawai`i Community Meeting in Hilo, organized by Hawai’i Alliance for Progressive Action

UH Hilo
Science & Technology Building
Room STB 108

RSVP: Email

Details: Hear about HAPA actions in Syngenta’s home country from Gary Hooser, and Updates on the Mauna Kea actions from Uncle Walter Ritte, Jr. Plus: State Senator Russell Ruderman.

Free T-shirts to the first 15 people!

Oahu Environmental Justice Bus Tour: February 21

KAHEA (The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance) is hosting a bus tour of Oahu’s Wai‘anae Moku, focusing in on Lualualei Valley. The tour will highlight the intersection of indigenous and environmental issues:

This is a unique, first-hand opportunity to see cultural sites, hear traditional mo‘olelo (stories/histories), and visit environmental justice hot spots of the Wai‘anae Coast. Learn about the concerns of communities seeking solutions to protect agricultural and preservation lands, promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles, protect water from mauka to makai, heal houselessness, perpetuate cultural traditions, and promote truly sustainable economic development for Wai‘anae.

When: Saturday, February 21
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Where: LCC-Wai‘anae
86-088 Farrington Highway
Wai‘anae, HI 96792
(Enter Wai‘anae Mall after the Tesoro Station. LCC-Wai‘anae is behind Cathay Inn Chinese Restaurant.)

RSVP: Huaka‘i Kāko‘o No Wai‘anae Environmental Justice Bus Tour Event Page

Film Series – Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege with Guest Speakers

Announcement from KAHEA, the Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance:

Wai’anae Film Series
May 1, Friday (5-8:30pm)
Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center at Nānākuli
89-101 Farrington Hwy., Wai’anae, HI 96792

What is the real issue?
What scientific purpose does it serve?
When science intersects with cultural practices, how do we cross over? …crash, yield, pull over, rubber neck, bull doze, or plod?


5:00pm – Heavy Pupus (while they last)
5:30pm – Introductions and films
6:30pm – Guest speaker(s)
7:15pm – Small group discussions
8:30pm – “Take a Stand” activity

Marti Townsend, Esq., Represented plaintiff in contested case hearing
Daron Ching, M.D., Cultural Practitioner
Genai Keli’ikuli, Hawaiian Educator

Consider bringing a mess kit – fork, napkin, plate – to mālama ‘āina!

Please RSVP at:


AiKea, DMZ Hawai’i/Aloha ‘Āina, Hawai’i Peace and Justice, KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance, MANA: Movement for Aloha No Ka ‘Āina, and the Wai’anae Environmental Justice Working Group Planning Committee: Pua Ford, Maimun Yusuf, Lucy Gay, Summer Miles, Ileana Ruelas, Mona Diaz-Malasig

Food provided by: Maimun Yusuf, ‘Ai Pōhaku & Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe

NYC event: Militarism, police violence, and indigenous struggle in Hawai’i

Where: CAAAV’s Chinatown office at 55 Hester Street, New York, NY

When: 6:00-8:30pm on Friday, September 26

Cost: $10 suggested donation for the Elderts family; no one will be turned away

Refreshments and heavy pupus (appetizers) will be served

  • What is the role of Hawai’i in U.S. projects for global military and economic dominance?
  • What do ongoing struggles for decolonization and independence in Hawai’i 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 Hawai’i?

  • Learn about the tragic shooting of Kollin Elderts and how this is part of the militarization of U.S.
    law enforcement and the U.S. Pivot to the Pacific and Asia

  • Hear from Kalama Niheu, a physician and independence/demilitarization activist who will be
    speaking at the UN as Hawai’i’s representative at the UN Forum on Indigenous people, and Dean
    Saranillio, Assistant Professor at NYU

  • We will watch clips of Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i, an award winning
    documentary film by Anne Keala Kelly.

  • Learn about the work of Asia Pacific Not 4 Sale, a NY