Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mark your calendar: A Conversation with Ai-Jen Poo, April 30

Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) presents:

A Conversation with Ai-jen Poo

Thursday, April 30, 6-9 p.m. in the Davies Hall of the St. Andrews Cathedral.

Ms. Poo is Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-Director of Caring Across Generations (CAG). She is the 2014 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award. Author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. CAG is a national coalition of 200 advocacy organizations working to transform the long-term care system in the US, with a focus on the needs of aging Americans, people with disabilities and their caregivers. RSVP to Drew Astofi, email:

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 27 Meeting: "Finding funds for your advocacy"



Monday, April 27, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.


11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President

12:00 Program: "Finding funds for your advocacy" with Nancy Aleck and Samantha Ruiz. Do you have a plan for action that needs an injection of resources to make it happen? Learn how to make your needs known so you can get busy. Alternatively, do you want to support grassroots social change in Hawaii and want to learn where to direct your contribution so it will do the most good?

Nancy Aleck is the Executive Director of the Hawaii People's Fund, a publicly supported community foundation established in 1972 to provide grants to progressive grassroots social change organizations working in Hawai'i. "Our philosophy of community-based strategic philanthropy offers a unique alternative to traditional charitable giving."

Samantha Ruiz organizes Honolulu Soup, a micro-granting dinner meeting supporting creative projects in Honolulu. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art, and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, the organizers will collect the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project.

1:00 Adjourn

Friday, April 17, 2015

Upcoming AARP Fraud Watch events

AARP emailed information on some upcoming events to help seniors avoid fraud:

Con artists don’t care how hard people work. They steal billions from Americans every year. AARP Hawaii is launching the Fraud Watch Network and a series of educational and service opportunities in Hawaii to help consumers fight back.  A brief description of these events is provided below.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:05 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.

AARP Hawaii is holding a statewide teleforum featuring the latest research information on fraud in Hawaii. The teleforum will include special guests:

· Scott Spallina, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu
· Lisa Nakao, Better Business Bureau Serving Hawaii
· Joshua Bailes, Commodities Futures Trade Commission.
The general public can participate via their computers at

Friday, May 1, 2015
Free Oahu Smart Check Scam Jams
Participants will learn about the latest scams and how to avoid them.

Ala Moana Hotel
Hibiscus Ballroom 1
10:00 am – Noon
Phone registration:  1-877-926-8300
Register online:


Kahala Mall – Courtyard Area
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
No registration required. Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole event.

Saturday, May 2nd from 8 a.m. to Noon

Free Document Shredding Event in Aiea
Access Information Management Destruction Plant
98-736 Moanalua Loop
Aiea, HI 96701
Limit 4 boxes or bags. No registration required.