Your Voice - Our Community

Your Voice


Hawaii Island Civic Engagement Workshop
September 28, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
UH HILO Science and Technology Building Room 108

8:30 - 9:00 am Sign In & Breakfast 

9:00 - 9:30 am Opening Session

Welcome & Protocol

Opening Remarks – Maui Council Member Keani Rawlins-Fernandez

9:30 - 9:55 Networking Activity

Meet other the other members of the workshop, share your story and learn about the current issues motivating people to become more involved.


10:00 - 11:30 AM - 101 Advocacy – HAPA President Gary Hooser

Learn the tools needed for effective advocacy, hear success stories and get an inside look at how our government works.

11:30 - 12:15 PM - LUNCH    

12:15 - 2:00 PM - Storytelling, Messaging & Messaging Activity – Dawn Morais Webster

Learn about the importance of storytelling in advocacy, how amplify your message and reach your audience. This section will include a messaging activity.


2:15 - 3:15PM - Becoming a Leader - Intro to Leadership Opportunities, Working on Campaigns and Running for Office

Learn about the current political landscape in Hawaii and the opportunities for leadership in our community. Learn what it takes to work on campaigns or run for office yourself.



3:30-5:00 PM - Q & A with Local Lawmakers 

Panel Q&A with local lawmakers on why they ran for office and what it took to be successful.

5:00-6:00 PM Pau Hana

Excited to continue your discussions? We will be offering a Pua Hana at a local venue after the workshop.


Event Properties

Event Date 09-28-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 09-28-2019 6:00 pm
Location UH Hilo

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