Column: End stigma against incarceration, 1 ohana at a time

Originally published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, 1/14/2020 By Shayna Lonoaea-Alexander When my dad was locked up, I didn’t talk to anyone about it. His absence marked my volleyball games, first days at school, grandma’s cancer treatments, our big family Christmas Eve parties in Wahiawa and Waianae and other countless moments. Yet my fear of […]

CIVIL RIGHTS AND COMMUNITY ADVOCATES CALL ON CITY TO END CONTINUED MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT “SWEEPS” OF HOUSELESS FAMILIES

For the second year in a row, a growing list of officials, groups and individuals—representing a broad range of interests and constituencies—released a statement expressing disappointment in the continued and cruel “sweeps” of the houseless community, many of whom are families, by the City and County of Honolulu. The statement is as follows: “Here we […]

ACLU OF HAWAI‘I JOINS GLOBAL GIVING TUESDAY MOVEMENT ON DECEMBER 3rd

Honolulu, Hawai‘i: The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i (ACLU of Hawai‘i) is excited to announce that it will join this year’s GivingTuesday, which takes place on December 3rd. GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. ACLU […]

ACLU OF HAWAI‘I ANNOUNCES THE TOM HUMPHREYS AND ALLAN WANG CIVIL RIGHTS FUND FOR STUDENT ACTIVISTS

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i (ACLU of Hawai‘i) is excited to announce the inaugural launch of a student scholarship program made possible by the Tom Humphreys and Allan Wang Civil Rights Fund. The fund will provide financial support to two local students with innovative, creative project proposals aimed at furthering the civil rights […]

ACLU OF HAWAI‘I GROWS WITH ADDITION OF SHAYNA LONOAEA-ALEXANDER AS SMART JUSTICE FIELD ORGANIZER

  The ACLU of Hawai‘i is pleased to announce the addition to its team of Shayna Lonoaea-Alexander, coming on board as Smart Justice Field Organizer. Her position is part of a strategic expansion by the local ACLU affiliate to build its capacity and reach in order to better protect and advance civil rights for all […]