Join the movement to take back Hawai’i! Do you want to learn how to organize your community to create real change? We have many opportunities to equip people with the skills needed to organize and build power.
AiKea at UH
AiKea at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa is a group of students who care deeply for social justice and the future of Hawaiʻi. We embrace and promote diversity, social justice and equality. We, as students, must lead, vote, organize, and act to protect our education, our future, and our island home. Visit our website to learn more. To learn more or get involved, contact our AiKea UH organizers Aina Iglesias and Greg Gushiken.
AiKea in our High Schools
Our AiKea high school program is dedicated to training local high schools to organize their peers and the broader community. So far we have engaged over 100 students at Mililani, Farrington, and Waipahu high schools around their issue of getting AC into classrooms and our larger campaigns around affordable housing and the Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew. Our plan for their AC campaign is to take students up the ladder of power all the way to the Legislature. The program’s larger goal is to train youth in organizing so our movement will have a future! To learn more or get involved, contact our AiKea high school program organizer Lisa Grandinetti.
In 2015, we launched the AiKea Academy to train people on how to organize and fight for real change. Our 1st session consisted of 5 weekly “classroom” sessions, followed by 5 town hall sessions on housing that participants organized in the 5 City Council districts that are up for reelection in 2016. Our 2nd session was a 7-week program that covered organizing skills like community outreach, media outreach, and lobbying with opportunities to apply these skills. Stay tuned for news on our 3rd session, which will start in Spring 2016! Follow us on Facebook and sign up on our email list.