PIDP is proud to be a co-sponsor of the upcoming Try Think: Hulihia series, which will run from March through October 2021.
Different from the idea of the “new normal” or “going back to how things were,” the Hawaiian word and concept “hulihia” helps us face our turmoil more directly and opens up greater future opportunities. As book coeditor Dr. Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua puts it, “imagining new possibilities can be the best consequence of this undeniable phase of massive disruption and overturning of the assumed normal.”
Starting March 26th, Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, in partnership with Value of Hawaiʻi: Hulihia, will be holding space for deep-dive community conversations on your ideas, wonderings, hopes, and challenges for our post-pandemic futures. Small groups of very diverse voices from across our islands will tackle different topics together, and spend time listening, sharing, imagining, and building new connections.
These Try Think events are opportunities for small groups of diverse voices to speak and be heard. Each conversation will be led by a thoughtful facilitator, to help to create a space where we feel valued as full people. Each conversation topic is inspired by a Value of Hawaiʻi Hulihia essay, which can be read for free online.
We need many voices to do this right, and all are welcome to attend. Each conversation will be led by a thoughtful Try Think facilitator, to help create a space where we feel valued as full people. Each conversation topic is inspired by a Value of Hawaiʻi Hulihia essay, which can be read for free online here.
This innovative Try Think: Hulihia conversation series is cosponsored by the following organizations: Ceeds of Peace, Center for Biographical Research, Hawaiʻi Community Foundation , Matsunaga Institute for Peace, Nā Mea Hawaiʻi / Native Books, Pacific Islands Development Program, and Waiwai Collective.
Friday March 26 – 3:30-5:00pm HST (via Zoom)
The March 26 event consists of three concurrent sessions. More info and registration links below. See the Try Think: Hulihia series overview page for info on future sessions.
Our City as Ahupua’a: For Justice-Advancing Futures
Ben Treviño, Facilitator
How can we turn our individual gifts and contributions into a resilient economy for Hawaiʻi? A conversation on new ways of thinking about urban life.
Home is What We Make It
Greg Gushiken, Facilitator
How do we work to build home, to build pu’uhonua, in spite of the challenges we have faced in light of COVID-19? How do we re-learn how to care for and support each other as a community? A conversation on new ways of thinking about houselessness and belonging in Hawaiʻi.
We Need to Talk: How a Con Con Can Secure Hawaiʻi’s Post-COVID Future
Ryan Mandado, Facilitator
What can a political future look like for Hawai’i? A conversation on the power of policymaking post-COVID, inspired by the legendary Con Con of 1978.