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Join HSTA’s HCR Committee to discuss systemic racism in Hawaii’s schools and communities

Join HSTA’s HCR Committee to discuss systemic racism in Hawaii’s schools and communities

HSTA CARES virtual listening session encourages members to learn, reflect, share

On Wednesday, June 24, from 4–6 p.m., we invite fellow members to join us for a listening session to reflect on these issues, share your thoughts, and generate ideas for change.

  Friday, June 12, 2020  /  Number of views (965)
HSTA’s statement and call to action against systemic racism, oppression, and violence

HSTA’s statement and call to action against systemic racism, oppression, and violence

‘As teachers, we have a responsibility to educate our keiki and our communities on issues of racial and social justice.’

The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor reflect just a fraction of unacceptable violations rooted in a deep history of systemic racism, oppression, and violence. We cannot allow this to continue.

  Sunday, May 31, 2020  /  Number of views (1444)
HSTA Human and Civil Rights Committee chair reflects on SY 2019–20

HSTA Human and Civil Rights Committee chair reflects on SY 2019–20

Chair Jodi Kunimitsu looks at the committee's work over the past year and what lies ahead

“Aloha! My name is Jodi Kunimitsu, and I’m a math teacher at Maui High School. This was my first year as chair of the Human and Civil Rights Committee. It was a lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun. Throughout the year, we participated in several community events.”

  Monday, May 18, 2020  /  Number of views (188)
HSTA’s 2020 Pono Award winner continues social justice work during COVID-19 crisis

HSTA’s 2020 Pono Award winner continues social justice work during COVID-19 crisis

Congratulations, Ilima Intermediate STEM teacher Sarah “Mili” Milianta-Laffin!

“I tend to say I’m a scrappy Title I public school kid turned scrappy Title I public school teacher. We know hungry kids can’t learn. Let’s feed them. Hot kids can’t learn. Let’s get those ACs going. If kids are embarrassed to wear dirty uniforms on campus, let's get a campus laundry. It’s just the work teachers do.”

  Sunday, May 17, 2020  /  Number of views (1046)
HSTA members attend NEA Minority Leadership, Women's Leadership Training

HSTA members attend NEA Minority Leadership, Women's Leadership Training

Emerging HSTA leaders learn how to be powerful advocates for their students and profession

The seminar's hands-on training curriculum is designed to teach participants foundational leadership skills, the logistics of running for elected office, and how to advocate for student-centered policies and social justice issues.

  Thursday, December 12, 2019  /  Number of views (837)
Nominations open for HSTA's 2020 Pono and Friend of Youth awards

Nominations open for HSTA's 2020 Pono and Friend of Youth awards

Recognize someone who is making a difference in your community

The Hawaii State Teachers Association's Human and Civil Rights Committee is seeking nominations for its Pono and Friend of Youth Awards. Nominations are due Jan. 10, 2020.

  Thursday, November 7, 2019  /  Number of views (1375)
Keiki encouraged to 'stay in the light' at Molokai Social Justice Youth Summit

Keiki encouraged to 'stay in the light' at Molokai Social Justice Youth Summit

Educators, students, families, and community partners gather for inaugural event

The inaugural event took place Oct. 26 at Kulana Oiwi, and featured community organizations, student presentations, interactive keiki activities, and keynote speaker Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, a cultural practitioner and community leader.

  Monday, October 28, 2019  /  Number of views (759)
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