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Rainbow Town Hall

A virtual panel discussion series

Rainbow Town Hall explores important issues affecting LGBTQIA+ people and Hawaii's larger diverse communities.

Upcoming Town Hall

How to Start a Movement

How to Start a Movement: Queer Community Organizing

Thurs, Oct 21 from 6-8 PM at Waiwai Collective and Online

The internet, social media, and especially the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, have transformed how humans engage with each other. How do these changes affect communication and relationship building? And what does advocacy and community organizing look like during and post-pandemic? This panel will explore these questions as well as share the ways and the lessons learned in their own advocacy and community organizing work.

A hybrid in-person / virtual event
In-person registration

The 2021 Rainbow Town Hall series is presented by the Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation in partnership with the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center. To attend How to Start a Movement: Queer Community Organizing virtually, register using the button below. You'll receive log in information before the event.

Virtual registration

How to Start a Movement

The Panelists

  • Sarah “Mili” Milianta-Laffin

    Sarah “Mili” Milianta-Laffin

  • Thaddeus Pham


    Thaddeus Pham

  • Dr. Tatiana Kalaniopua Young

    Dr. Tatiana Kalaniopua Young

  • Sarah Kamakawiwoʻole (MS Ed, MPH)

    Sarah Kamakawiwoʻole (MS Ed, MPH)

  • Mana Shim

    (she/her/‘o ia)

    Mana Shim

  • Izik


Above All, Love

Sun, Oct 24 from 4-6 PM

Queerness and religion are often contentious bedfellows in the LGBTQ community. This safe space will allow panelists to examine and explore their relationship and intersection between sexual identity, gender expression, and spirituality.


Above All, Love

The Panelists

  • B. Lani Prunés

    B. Lani Prunés

  • Rev. Kyle Lovett


    Rev. Kyle Lovett

  • Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios

    Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios

  • Rev. Blayne Higa

    Rev. Blayne Higa

  • Kristin Wiberg


    Kristin Wiberg

  • Lina Robins

    Lina Robins

Above All, Love is a virtual event.

Previously On

Rainbow Town Hall

June 17, 2021

The History and Future of HIV/Aids in Hawaiʻi

Our panelists were Kunane Dreier, 
Dr. David McEwan, Raymond Alejo, 
Keleka Kaneaiakala Keiva Lei Cadena 
, and Dr. Jennifer Frank.

May 25, 2021

2021 Engagement Party

Sasha Issenberg, author of the highly anticipated book The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle with Same-Sex Marriage, and friends explore Hawaii’s early, pivotal role in marriage equality were important advocates for marriage equality in Hawaiʻi and the nation.

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