Monday, March 11, 2019

Social Justice Summit encourages teachers to educate and empower

Listen, understand and advocate on April 6

Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hawaii State Teachers Association, 1200 Ala Kapuna Street

Sometimes the one thing your students need most has nothing to do with what's on your lesson plan.

HSTA's Human and Civil Rights Committee is hosting a Social Justice Summit to empower educators to address issues of LGBTQ, homelessness, abuse and suicide prevention in their communities. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Hear from Lt. Gov. Josh Green, keynote speaker Maya Soetoro-Ng and a panel of experts that will lead breakout sessions as follows:

Suicide Prevention
Presented by Kaohuonapua "Pua" Kaninau-Santos, Queen Liliuokalani Trust

Description coming soon.

Bullying and LGBTQ
Presented by Augie T, wife Kim Tulba and daughter Mahealani Sims-Tulba in association with B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii

B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii is a local non-profit organization founded and created by Mahealani Sims-Tulba in 2013. The name "B.R.A.V.E" is an acronym that stands for "Be Respectful and Value Everyone." Having been a victim of bullying herself, Sims-Tulba works hard in the community to bring awareness to students against bullying by speaking and reading to schools while promoting values of kindness and respectfulness, goal setting, personal development and motivation.

Child Abuse
Presented by Elizabeth Fujii, Molokai Child Abuse Prevention Pathways

Description coming soon.

Presented by Sam Millington, Partners in Care

Description coming soon.

Schedule of Events (times are approximate)

  • 9:35 a.m. - Lt. Gov. Josh Green and keynote speaker Maya Soetoro-Ng
  • 10 a.m. - Panel introduction
  • 11:05 a.m. - Breakout session #1
  • 12:05 p.m. - Lunch (bentos will be provided)
  • 12:50 p.m. - Breakout session #2
  • 1:50 p.m. - Closing discussion and remarks

Register online here


Why are social justice issues so important?