Our AiKea leaders are planning the next steps of our affordable housing campaign. We continue to hold corporations and developers accountable to our community! If you want to get involved, email us at [email protected]
Aikea at UH is continuing to organize for better student housing! They want to see changes in the student housing contract that will ensure safe, healthy living conditions for students.
At our last rally with the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel and Hotel Renew workers, we were joined by three pastors from the United Church of Christ and a representative from the pilots union. Mahalo for standing in solidarity with workers who are fighting for respect on the job!
We kicked off our Labor Day weekend with a talent show. Participants performed their talent and shared why Labor Day is important to them. Then our summer interns performed a play based on the stories of UNITE HERE Local 5 workers. Mahalo to everyone who joined us!
We held an AiKea Youth Celebration to honor the youth who participated in our Organizing Beyond Barriers internship and AiKea Youth Academy. They spent their summer building a working people’s movement and organizing their communities. Mahalo to the students from Pearl City, Waipahu, and Farrington High and Aikea at UH who came to celebrate!
Students from Farrington High, Waipahu High, Pearl City High, and UH Manoa floated in front of the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel to call on Aston and Hotel Renew to treat workers fairly. Workers at these hotels have been fighting for a fair process to decide whether to unionize since February 2015.
Our OBB (Organizing Beyond Barriers) interns are spending their summer at Unite Here! Local 5 learning how to organize. They’re currently working on a play that will highlight workers and their families’ stories.
Tomorrow (July 27), they are holding a “Floatopia for Fairness” action from 5:00p – 6:30p at Waikiki Beach Walls to support the Aston workers and their fight for a fair process to decide whether to unionize.
UH Manoa students! ES 496: Filming Social Change is being offered this Fall. 3 credits, Wednesdays 1:30p – 4:00p. This course is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Emmy Award-winning writer and director, Ty Sanga, how to use digital media to make short videos with compelling visuals and narrative structures to promote social issues.