May 23, 2021, 11:30am-1:30pm Hawai’i Time ADORE (A Dialogue On Race and Ethnicity) meeting - Archived

Please join us at the May 23, 2021, 11:30am-1:30pm Hawai’I Time ADORE (A Dialogue On Race and Ethnicity) meeting to learn about the history of and modern day efforts of the Abolitionist movement both nationally and in Hawai’i.  Read below a more detailed description of the meeting and bios of our two wonderful speakers who are members of the Hawai’I Abolition Collective. Below that is the zoom invitation link for the meeting. All are welcome!

“Abolition in Hawaiʻi” is a discussion led by abolitionist organizers Aree Worawongwasu and Noelle Kakimoto from the Hawaiʻi Abolition Collective. Abolishing prisons, policing, and the military are heated topics with easily manipulated definitions, so Aree and Noelle will explain what abolitionists truly want and why these goals are beneficial for everyone. Starting with a quick background on how abolition developed, Aree and Noelle will lead audiences into today’s movements for community safety, accountability, and healing outside of the inherently racist and punitive legal system. They will share influences from revered abolitionists like Mariame Kaba and Ruth Wilson Gilmore and present possibilities of what a Hawaiʻi without prisons, policing, and the military will look like.

Aree Worawongwasu’s bio:
Aree Worawongwasu (อารีรัตน์ วรวงศ์วสุ) is a Mon Teochew Thai community organizer, cultural worker, and educator from Bangkok. She is a member of Hawaiʻi Abolition Collective and a PhD student at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where she is a teaching assistant in Indigenous Studies and Ethnic Studies. She is the Director of Communications for the Afro-Asia Working Group and a technician for Dark Laboratory, a collective for Black and Indigenous relationality. As a diasporic Indigenous woman, Aree is deeply committed to and in solidarity with the movement for Hawaiian self-determination.

Noelle Kakimoto’s bio:
Noelle Kakimoto is a Kanaka Maoli organizer and writer born and raised in Honolulu. She is a co-founder of the Hawaiʻi Abolition Collective and is on the board of Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice in her free time, and she works for the Office of the Public Defender as an Appellate Legal Clerk and a freelance sports writer at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Noelle is passionate about building abolitionist futures in Hawaiʻi and she wants to establish connections between Hawaiians and other communities in our shared struggles. Her goal is to do reentry work with people who are released from prison.

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2 Responses to “May 23, 2021, 11:30am-1:30pm Hawai’i Time ADORE (A Dialogue On Race and Ethnicity) meeting - Archived

  1. I absolutely loved this presentation. The special guests were awesome in their person, delivery and so authentic. I learned a heap. Their commitment to this life issue is amazing. They lite a fire under me. Thank you ADORE for making this content available,

    1. Thank you, Birdena, for your kind feedback and for joining all of us in doing this crucial work!

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