#MeToo and Beyond: Taking the Next Step
THIS IS NOW A FREE EVENT! Tropicbird Entertainment is offering it as a gift to the community. Love donations gratefully accepted.
Please note the NEW LOCATION and TIME:
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the KAPAA PUBLIC LIBRARY on 4-1464 Kuhio Highway in Kapaa.
#MeToo and Beyond: Taking the Next Step, is a community fundraiser and forum and to address the issue of sexual misconduct, abuse of power, and the ways to move our society toward healing and universal dignity.
The evening starts the conversation with a screening of the film The Beautiful Illusion, a powerful psychological drama, starring Delane Mathews (co-star of Dave's World and From the Earth to the Moon) and Tyrone Power, Jr. (Cocoon and Cocoon, the Return) son of the famous star from Hollywood's golden age. The 33-minute, narrative film addresses the issue of the sexual exploitation of actresses, as well as the ability to forgive the seemingly unforgivable.
An interactive community discussion follows the film led by a panel of experts exploring issues of sexual misconduct and abuse of power in the workplace, in professional relationships, and most importantly solutions to the problem.
Attendees of the event will receive the knowledge, understanding and tools to create positive change in their sphere of influence around the fundamental causes of abuse of power.
Panelists/Speakers will include:
Sabra Kauka, one of the most influential Na Wahine Alakai (Women Leaders) of Kauai. She shares her passion for Hawaiian culture by educating keiki and kupuna as kumu of Hawaiian studies and hula at Island School and as the Kauai coordinator of Hawaiian Studies for the Department of Education. She has also been a journalist, historian, environmentalist, anthropologist, political public information officer and dedicated activist.
China Huffman, a senior at Island School with her own #MeToo story. She will be a voice of youth on our panel. She is very excited to be able to help inspire social change around this issue.
Donna Charron, marriage and family therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy on Kauai. A graduate of the American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients, including the YWCA.
In addition to the panelists, the forum will include special video addresses by U.S. Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa, both of whom are co-sponsors of the ME TOO Congress Act (H.R. 4396).
Also participating will be Robert Works Fuller, a founder of the Dignity Movement and co-author of its handbook Dignity for All. He is an educational reformer, advisor to presidents, citizen diplomat, physicist, futurist, prolific author, former president of Oberlin College. In his book Somebodies and Nobodies, Fuller identifies rank-based abuses of power including school bullying, corporate corruption, sexual harassment, domestic violence, elder abuse, the invisible poor, racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism (disabilities), ageism and classism and gives them a name: rankism. Fuller will demonstrate how societies can overcome rankism and promote universal dignity.
Donations for the event are tax deductible. Tropicbird Entertainment, a 501c3 non-profit organization, will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the event to the YWCA for its sexual abuse programs on Kauai.
The rest will go to support theater performances that portray respect and dignity for all people. You can read more about Tropicbird Entertainment at http://tropicbirdentertainment.org
Kapaa Public Library (View)
4-1464 Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, HI 96746
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|