- The Battle for Brooklyn: a Film Screening January 3 & 4 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
- Racial Rebellion: The End of the Victim/Grievance Movement Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:45am-1:15pm
- HPPRS Event for November 8, 2011 November 8, 2011, 7:30-9:30 AM
- What is Liberty and What is the Role of Government in Protecting It? Monday, November 7, 2011 11:45-1:15pm
- October 12, 2011 HPPRS Event October 12, 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
- Legalize It? Solutions to Prostitution Problems in Chinatown Tuesday, Oct. 4 - 6:00pm
- September 26, 2011 HPPRS Events September 26, 2011 11:40-5:00
- Celebrate Freedom . . . Friday, July 29, 2011, 11:30am
- Lunch with U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann Wednesday, February 2nd from 11:30am to 1pm
- Hawaii Public Policy Forum: Round Table Discussion featuring Dan Subotnick Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Talk Radio Talk Story Thursday, January 13th 5:30 to 7:30 pm
- HawaiiVotes.org Web Site Demonstration ongoing
The Battle for Brooklyn: a Film Screening
Doris Duke Theatre
January 3 & 4 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
What: A screening of the film "The Battle for Brooklyn".
When: Tuesday January 3 and 4, two showings each day, 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
Where: Doris Duke theatre behind the Academy on Kinau Street.
Buy tickets at $10 through the Academy of Art at http://www.honoluluacademy.org/events/films/12353-battle_brooklyn
On hand at each showing will be Robert Thomas, one of Hawaii’s top property attorneys. He will lead discussion after each showing. You can see some of Robert’s work at http://www.inversecondemnation.com/
This film has made the short list for an Oscar award. Please go, and invite a City Council member of a Legislator to come with you.
A review of the film: http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/2011/06/movie-review-battle-for-brooklyn.html
Racial Rebellion: The End of the Victim/Grievance Movement
UH Richardson Law School- Classroom 1
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:45am-1:15pm
FREE LUNCH & Speaker, Hon. Peter N. Kirsanow
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
About the Speaker:
Hon. Peter N. Kirsanow is an attorney and a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He was a member of the National Labor Relations Board from January, 2006 to January, 2008. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner with the Cleveland, Ohio law firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan, and Aronoff LLP in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He returned to that position after leaving the NLRB. His practice focuses on representing management in employment-related litigation as well as in contract negotiations, NLRB proceedings, EEO matters, and arbitration.
Chair of the board of directors of the Center for New Black Leadership, Mr. Kirsanow also serves on the advisory board of the National Center for Public Policy Research. He received his B.A. in 1976 from Cornell University and his J.D. with honors in 1979 from Cleveland State University, where he served as articles editor of the Cleveland State Law Review.
HPPRS Event for November 8, 2011
Pacific Club, Cleghorn Room
November 8, 2011, 7:30-9:30 AM
GRIH with the support of the Hawaii Liberty Coalition (HLC)* is pleased to announce a special Hawaii Public Policy Review Series event featuring two distinguished national speakers:
Nicole Kurokawa Neily, Executive Director of the Independent Women’s Forum and Clark Neily, Senior Attorney with the Institute for Justice.
WHEN: November 8, 2011, 7:30-9:30 AM.
WHERE: Pacific Club, Cleghorn Room
WHAT: Continental Breakfast with Refreshments and stimulating presentations by Clark and Nicole. Clark’s topic of discussion is: “IJ Case Stories and How and Why They Take These No Fee Cases”. Nicole will discuss the “History of Women in the Liberty Movement in America and How Government Hurts Women”. There will be ample time for Q and A discussion.
HOW TO RSVP: Reserve by replying to this email by 11/4/11. Seating is limited to 40. Event fee is $25 per person. Mail checks to GRIH at 1314 S. King St. #1163 Honolulu, 96814. Call 591-9193 to pay by credit card.
ABOUT CLARK: Clark Neily joined the Institute for Justice as a senior attorney in 2000. He litigates economic liberty, property rights, school choice, First Amendment and other constitutional cases in both federal and state courts. In his private capacity, Clark served as co-counsel for the plaintiffs in District of Columbia v. Heller, the historic case in which the Supreme Court announced for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep guns at home for self-defense.
Before joining the Institute of Justice, Clark spent four years as a litigator at the Dallas-based firm Thompson & Knight, where he worked on a wide variety of matters including professional malpractice, First Amendment and media-related matters, complex commercial cases and intellectual property litigation. Clark received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas, where he was Chief Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge Royce Lamberth on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
ABOUT NICOLE: Nicole Kurokawa Neily is the executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum, and has previously served as a senior policy analyst and senior fellow for IWF. Prior to returning to IWF, Nicole worked as director of research analysis for the Winston Group, a public opinion and message design firm, and was both manager of external relations and media manager at the Cato institute. In addition, she has authored several papers for the Illinois Policy Institute and Americans for Prosperity-Illinois.
Nicole’s work has been published widely in print and online outlets. She appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, PBS, and CBN, and is a regular guest on radio programs across the country. Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois, and a master’s of public policy from Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy.
The Hawaii Liberty Coalition includes ten organizations, including the Kona Tea Party, Hawaii Reporter, and Smart Business Hawaii. Through the HLC, we reach over 9000 persons when we communicate.
What is Liberty and What is the Role of Government in Protecting It?
UH Richardson Law School- Moot Court Room
Monday, November 7, 2011 11:45-1:15pm
A Panel Discussing the Role of Government in Protecting Liberty.
Lunch Will Be Served
Moderater: Dean Avi Soifer
Panelists: Clark Neily, Carole Petersen, Roger Fonseca, Sam Slom
Clark Neily is a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice. He litigates economic liberty, property rights, school choice, First Amendment and other constitutional cases in both federal and state courts. Clark helped create the Institute’s Center for Judicial Engagement, which was designed to challenge the unconstitutional expansion of government by articulating a principled vision of judicial review, educating the public about the importance of a properly engaged judiciary, and advocating the Constitution as a charter of liberty and a bulwark against the illegitimate assumption of government power.
Carole J. Petersen practiced law for five years (in New York City and Honolulu) before moving to Hong Kong in 1989. She taught law in Hong Kong from 1989-2006. She was Director of the University of Hong Kong's Centre for Comparative and Public Law from 2001-2004 and also active in the University of Hong Kong's Women's Studies Research Center. She assisted members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council to draft bills prohibiting discrimination and has conducted extensive research on the use of conciliation to resolve complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment. Her current research focuses on the rights of women and the rights of persons with disabilities under international law.
Roger Fonseca is a senior attorney with the Honolulu firm of Cades Schutte LLLP. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1973 (in the class with the Clintons), was a Note and Comment Editor of the Yale Law Review, worked for a year on the Watergate cases in Washington, DC as a law clerk for Judge Gerhard Gesell, and has spent the last 38 years practicing tax and employee benefits law in Hawaii. Mr. Fonseca has been on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii for more than 25 years and the Board of the National American Civil Liberties Union for more than 15 years.
Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom represents Oahu’s 8th District: Hawaii Kai, Niu, Aina Haina, Waialae and Diamond Head. He is also is a private consulting economist in Honolulu and president/owner of SMS Consultants (since 1982). He earned a B.A. in Economics & Government from the University of Hawaii Manoa (1963) and an LL.B. from LaSalle Law School (1966). Sam is President of Smart Business Hawaii (SBH), Hawaii’s most effective business advocacy organization. He was chosen Hawai’i & Region IX “Small Business Advocate of the Year” by the U. S. Small Business Administration in 1991.
October 12, 2011 HPPRS Event
The Pacific Club, Card Room
October 12, 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Announcement: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is proud to announce the second event in the HPPRS Event Series.
WHO: Sheila Weinberg, CPA, President of the Institute for Truth in Accounting, Chicago, IL.
WHEN: October 12, 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM. Lunch will be served.
WHERE: The Pacific Club, Card Room.
WHAT: Government Accounting; the Seen and the Unseen; WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?
HOW: Reservations are $25.00. Make checks payable to GRIH and send to:
1314 S. King St. #1163
Honolulu, HI 96814
OR call 591-9193 for Credit Card transactions. Talk to Cody or Paul.
If no reservations; $30 at the door, if space is available.
Note: See www.truthinaccounting.org for details on the impressive work done by the Institute for Truth in Accounting and details on Sheila Weinberg, CPA.
Please make an effort to come to what will be an incredible event. If you are a CPA or interested in Accounting on any level, this is the event for you!
Legalize It? Solutions to Prostitution Problems in Chinatown
William S. Richardson School of Law Classroom 2
Tuesday, Oct. 4 - 6:00pm
This will be a panel discussion hosted by the UH Law School Chapter of the Federalist Society.
Light dinner will be served.
The panelists are:
Known as the “Scarlot Harlot” Carol Leigh has been a sex worker and activist since the late seventies. A poet and performance artist, she coined the term "sex worker" in 1979. Leigh founder of BAYSWAN (Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Project) is webmistress of Prostitutes Education Network. As a founding member of ACT UP, she organized a campaign against mandatory HIV testing of prostitutes.
After serving in the Air Force, Dolores Mollring worked at First Hawaiian Bank for thirty-eight years. She has been a member of Oahu’s Downtown Neighborhood Board for the past fifteen years. She has lived in the Chinatown area for forty-three years and has been head of the Chinatown Citizen’s Patrol for the past sixteen years.
Tracy Ryan is the Harm Reduction Hawaii Executive Director. She is an activist interested in protecting the lives and livelihoods of Hawaii’s transsexual people. She has been Chair of the Libertarian Party of Hawaii, a candidate for public office, a member of the Makiki Neighborhood Board, and was the organizer of the 1997 "Prostitutes are People Too" conference. She is a leading voice for A.P.L.E. (Arresting Prostitutes is Legal Exploitation.)
Tom Smyth is a retired Marine and an economic development consultant. He has been a member of the Downtown Neighborhood Board since 1995 and has served as Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary during various terms. He has a Masters of Engineering Administration from George Washington University. He has presented seminars on the impacts of sex trafficking and prostitution on the tourism industry.
September 26, 2011 HPPRS Events
UH Richardson Law School & HPU Downtown Campus
September 26, 2011 11:40-5:00
The first day of events in this series will be September 26, 2011.
The first HPPRS event will be featuring:
WHO: Timothy Sandefur, Pacific Legal Foundation
WHAT: Light lunch and panel discussion on the topic of Public Sector Unions. Other panelists include: Joan Husted and Jimmy Kuroiwa.
For more information about the speakers, see below.
WHERE: UH Richardson Law School, Classroom 3
WHEN: September 26, 2011 11:40 AM- 1:15 PM
HOW: UH Parking Structure (if not at capacity, which it usually is) charges $4.00 per hour. GRIH will sponsor van transportation from HPU's Downtown Campus to UH Law School and back at $6.00 each person. Call Cody at 591-9193 no later than September 23, 2011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
The second HPPRS event that day will be:
WHERE: HPU Classroom 214 at 1164 Bishop Street
WHEN: 3:00-5:00 PM
SUBJECT: Timothy Sandefur is the author of the new book Right to Earn a Living. Presentations and discussions will revolve around this text.
WHO: HPU Students and Faculty and you if space is available. Call Cody at 591-9193 no later than September 23, 2011 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot!
About the Speakers:
Timothy Sandefur is a Principal Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation and Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute. He is the author of two books, Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America and The Right to Earn A Living: Economic Freedom And The Law, as well as some 40 scholarly articles on subjects ranging from eminent domain and economic liberty to copyright, evolution and creationism, and the legal issues of slavery and the Civil War. His articles have appeared in Liberty, National Review Online, The Claremont Review of Books, Forbes Online, The San Francisco Chronicle, Regulation, and The Washington Times, among other places. He is an adjunct professor of law at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. In February, 2006, he became one of the youngest attorneys ever featured on the cover of California Lawyer magazine. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including The Armstrong and Getty Show, the Jim Lehrer News Hour, and NPR's This American Life. Sandefur is a graduate of Chapman University School of Law and Hillsdale College.
Joan Husted -
Joan Lee Husted retired as the Hawaii State Teachers Association's Executive Director and chief negotiator in December, 2007 ending a career that began in 1971. During her career with HSTA which began in 1971, she has negotiated 15 collective bargaining agreements including the first statewide collective bargaining agreement in the United States. Previously, she served as the Chair of the State Commission on the Status of Women, a member of the Tax Review Commission, the Ad Hoc Temporary Commission on Comparable Worth and A Commission on Excellence. Currently, she is a member of the Aloha United Board of Directors serving as the labor participation chair, the PBS Hawaii Board of Directors and Industrial Relations Research Association. Miss Husted holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and was school counselor at King Intermediate and district resource teacher in the Hawaii Department of Education. Previously, she taught elementary and high school classes.
Jimmy Kuroiwa - Jimmy is a retired member of the Laborers' Union Local 368 and Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA). He has been employed as Organizer of Local 368 and retired as the Director of Hawaii Laborers'-Employers Cooperation Education Trust (Hi LECET) in 2008. He was elected as Recording Secretary of the Local Executive Board and following retirement and served as the Recording Secretary of Hawaii Laborers' Retiree Council Local 368. He was appointed as Co-Chair of the Hawaii Builders and Construction Trades Council (AFL-CIO) Legislative Committee. From 1970 to 2000, he served as a corporate officer and Responsible Management Employee (RME) of a union Landscape Construction Company that successfully completed the Halekulani, the Four Seasons at Kapulehu Kona, the Links golf course at Kuilima, and numerous other projects on Oahu and the Island of Hawaii. Additionally, he is a Vietnam veteran and served as the Chairman of the Honolulu County branch of the Hawaii Republican Party from 1996-1999.
Manoa Grand Ballroom, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Friday, July 29, 2011, 11:30am
Share the Legacy and Ideas of Dr. Milton Freidman
At His 99th Birthday Celebration
$ 42.00 individual
$400.00 table sponsorship
Make your reservation today!
To pay by credit card, go to our "Donate" link and write "Friedman" in the "How did you hear about us?" field.
Lunch with U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann
The Hibiscus Room in the Ala Moana Hotel 410 Atkinson Dr. Honolulu, HI
Wednesday, February 2nd from 11:30am to 1pm
We just received word of an opportunity to host Congresswoman Michele Bachmann at a luncheon this coming Wednesday, February 2nd at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu. You may have recently seen Rep. Bachmann, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, as she presented the Tea Party response to the State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Rep. Bachmann is responsible for organizing the Tea Party caucus in the House of Representatives. She is a dynamic speaker who will give us great insight into the 2011 congressional session.
Cost will be $35 per person, includes lunch. Self-parking is $6, valet parking $25.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 2nd from11:30 am to 1 pm
Where: The Hibiscus Room at the Ala Moana Hotel
140 Atkinson Dr. Honolulu, Hawaii
The event is SOLD OUT but if you would like to be added to our wait list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the GRIH office @ 808-591-9193
Hawaii Public Policy Forum: Round Table Discussion featuring Dan Subotnick
Veterans Center Oahu, 1298 Kukila St. Honolulu, HI 96816
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dan Subotnik is currently a professor of law at Touro Law University in Central Islip, NY. He is admitted to the bar of New York and a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.), for the State of Illinois. Professor Subotnick is also a member of the Federalist Society. He is the author of Toxic Diversity: Race, Gender, and Law Talk in America. He has written numerous articles on gender and race relations, torts, taxation and accounting.
Admission: $20/person. Light meal and refreshments will be available.
RSVP to Sirius Event Planning, 808-285-859 or email: email@example.com
Event is sponsored by: Hawaii Public Policy Forum members, Aloha 4 All, Smart Business Hawaii Foundation, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and Hawaii Reporter.
Talk Radio Talk Story
Cupola Theater at Stage - Inspiration Design Center 1250 Kapiolani Blvd.
Thursday, January 13th 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Talk Radio Talk Story with Michael Medved
Talk Radio, Talk Story invites you to meet one of America's leading conservative radio hosts, Michael Medved. Medved's sharp-eyed cultural and political analysis have made him one of the country's most respected writers and speakers. His radio program, the Michael Medved Show, is followed by more than 5 million dedicated listeners nationwide. And as the author of twelve non-fiction books, Mr. Medved has taken on everything from the entertainment industry to the need to protect our children.
Thursday, January 13th, Michael will give us his uncensored answer to the question, "How Can America Best Escape Six More Years of Obama Misrule?" and he'll give you a chance to pick his brain about a host of other topics. He'll also have books available for sale, and will personally sign any books purchased at the event.
Please note that we've reserved a special location--the Cupola Theater at Stage Restaurant in the Inspiration Design Center @1250 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu, Hawaii
$30 per person, includes heavy pupus. Valet parking is $5.
Advanced Reservations Required.
Please RSVP by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Grassroot Institute office at 808-591-9193.
HawaiiVotes.org Web Site Demonstration
HawaiiVotes.org is a free public service from the Grassroot Institute. If you or your organization would like to schedule a demonstration, please contact our office at 591-9193 or email@example.com.
This powerful new tool allows you to track the actions of Hawaii’s state legislature and individual legislators. This free website provides concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill, amendment and vote in the Hawaii House and Senate. These are all searchable and sortable by legislator, issue category, keyword and more, allowing you to quickly create a custom “voting record guide” for any legislator on any issue.
Correcting historical revisionism and misconceptions promoted by the Akaka Bill.
How Fast Does The State Government Spend Your Money?