25.10.2018

Between 1992 and 2018, 1,949 journalists and media workers around the world have been killed, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Perhaps this seems like a far-removed number that only considers war-torn countries; but the truth is that the number represents journalists who were attacked in democracies as well. In the United States, 14 reporters were attacked while covering protests, five journalists were killed, and in 2017, two report...

20.04.2018

Since 1995, more than 93% of the excess heat trapped by greenhouse gases has been stored in the oceans, states the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. The absorption of greenhouse gases has been heating up our oceans resulting in the coral reef dying. Last year, 29% of the Great Barrier Reef died due to our warming oceans. Even in Hawaii, scientists have studied the demise of our coral reefs as witnessed in the film Chasing Coral.

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15.01.2018

The Agents of Change elves were busy this past holiday season ensuring that spirits were bright at Olomana School. Our elves presented 30 laundry baskets packaged and wrapped with goodies to give to the families of Olomana School students.

Olomana School, located in Kailua, is a public school that serves at-risk students from Windward Oahu’s secondary schools and also Hawaii Youth Correctional Facilities’ students who are in transit. Agents of Change r...

19.10.2017

Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii … On October 17, 2017, the Agents of Change hosted an educational event at the Mid-Pacific Country Club focused on Women's Health – Where We Stand and What's at Risk. Three speakers from Planned Parenthood  spoke to a group of more than 50 guests before opening the floor to questions. (The speakers’ complete bios are below.)

We learned that Hawaii is the friendliest state when it comes to women's health and that Planned P...

04.10.2017

On March 19, the Agents of Change hosted its first day of action. More than a dozen families turned out to collect, organize, and package donations. Together, we collected enough supplies to put together more than 300 personal hygiene packs for use by outreach workers with the Health Care for the Homeless Project (Kalihi-Palama Health Center). Community members also donated household items, including laundry detergent, bed sheets, rice cookers, and mu...

03.10.2017

In February 2017, Agents of Change brought in two guest speakers -- -- a Housing First/Outreach Supervisor with Kalihi-Palama Health Center (www.kphc.org) and the current director of Family Promise of Hawaii (www.familypromisehawaii.org).  Following brief presentations, the room was opened for discussion and together, we learned a great deal.  Some of the highlights included the following:

It can take years to develop relationships with home...

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