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Girl Fest Hawaii 2012

Art - Conference - Film - Music - Performances
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DAILY SCHEDULES
Thurs 2/16 - Fri 2/17 - Sat 2/18 - Sun 2/19 - Mon 2/20

At-A-Glance Calendar (330kb)
Download a Full Festival Program PDF (3.6mb)

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Art Gallery

2/16 "Finding Light Out of the Darkness"

Thurs, Feb 16 - Mar 12 at Manifest - 32 North Hotel Street - Honolulu, HI 96817

Finding Light in the Darkness will take place at Manifest from February 16th 2012 through March
12th 2012. The artist reception on February 16th features some of Hawaii’s best emerging artists and local DJs with their great music. This exhibition of visual culture, language, and ideas are as
heartbreaking as they are hopeful. Depicted in each piece lies the darkness, hope, and fragility of someone’s light snuffed out from abuse, suppression, or rape, and the strength and courage it takes to light themselves up again. Representing the stages of the healing, these pieces show us a commentary on survival and one’s journey in selflighting the way to empowerment. (Artists Night Out Party on Thurs, Feb 16th at Manifest at 7pm-2am).

2012 GALLERY ARTISTS

Nikila Badua
Jenny Chen
Kimmie Edval
Kat Gee
Kris Goto
Neilson Ishida
Corryn Jackson 
Marina Miller
Kristen Napier
Jessica Orfe
Andrea Partika
Anike Robinson
Sharon Sims
Christina Soo Hoo
Ali Stewart-Ito
Maura Takeshita
Christian Vetter
Esther Wilhelm 

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Conference

2/17 The Sexualization of Girls and the Rise In Violence Against Women


Fri, Feb 17 at Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) - 2645 Dole Street 
Honolulu, HI 96822

2pm-4pm

In what kind of society would you find the sexualization of girls condoned by mass media? - Ours.
Has centuries of the sexual objectification of adult women had an impact on the way men and boys view underage girls? Does that impact influence sexual violence?

Girl Fest opens its 8th Annual festival with a panel that discusses issues relating the sexualization of girls and the rise in violence against women in the forms of sexual-assault, domestic violence, sex-trafficking/prostitution, but most glaringly, child sexual abuse.

Girl Fest presents its opening day panel with experts in local law enforcement, federal government, and Hollywood. Be a part of the discussion. Be a part of the solution!

SPEAKERS:
Abby Dunn, Prosecutor - Juvenile Offenders Division
Amber Tamblyn, Actress & Writer (House; Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants)
Laura Lederer, JD - Founder, The Protection Project at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
Dr. Allana Coffee, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC - Educational Psychologist

MODERATOR: Alicia Yang, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

PERFORMANCE TO FOLLOW at UHM Art Auditorium 6pm-7pm 
"In Your Face, Ani diFranco!" with Amber Tamblyn and Mindy Nettifee


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Film Screenings

2/17 - Desert Flower - Opening Night Film

Fri, Feb 17 at The Venue at Bambu Two
1144 Bethel Street - Honolulu, HI 96813

7:30pm 
Purchase tix at the door.

DESERT FLOWER follows the true story of Waris Dirie, who escaped Somalia at the age of 13 and spent her adolescence as a maid in her country’s London embassy. A regime change forces her onto the streets of London where she is soon discovered by a famous fashion photographer. This scared, homeless runaway evolves into a glamorous runway superstar.

While her beauty and courage open doors to an exciting career, her life is even more transformed by her tenacity to fight against the poverty and cultural traditions that had forced her to run away from her home and family. Her work resulted in her being named United Nations special ambassador for women’s rights in Africa in 1997.

Following Opening Night Party is free if you pay to see this film.

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2/18 & 2/19 - Miss Representation

Presented by the Zonta Club of Hawaii

Sat, Feb 18 at The Venue at Bambu Two
1144 Bethel Street - Honolulu, HI 96813
7:30pm - 2/18 Tix Available at the Door or
PURCHASE TIX ONLINE for show at The Venue:
www.missrepgirlfesthawaii.eventbrite.com

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Sun, Feb 19 at Sacred Hearts Academy - Theater Auditorium
3253 Waialae Avenue - Honolulu, HI 96816
7:30pm - 2/19 Tix Available at the Door or
PURCHASE TIX ONLINE for show at Sacred Hearts:
www.missrepgirlfesthawaii2.eventbrite.com

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

2/18 Free street parking after 6pm or pay for parking at several Chinatown Municipal Parking Lots and Marks Garage.
2/19 Free parking at Sacred Hearts parking lot.

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Music & Parties

Thur 2/16 - Artists Night Out

Thurs, Feb 16 - Mar 12 at Manifest 
32 North Hotel Street 
Honolulu, HI 96817

7pm-2am 

For this year’s Girl Fest Gallery we challenged artists to express the light or darkness within and the search for selfempowerment. Come celebrate with some of Hawaii’s best emerging artists in this evening of art, music, dancing and unifying consciousness. DJs include DJ EZL, DJ RAMYT and DJ SPIKE.

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Fri 2/17 - Opening Night Party

Fri, Feb 17 at The Venue at Bambu Two
1144 Bethel Street - Honolulu, HI 96813
9pm-1am; Ages 18+
$8 before 10pm
$15 after 10pm

GiRL FeST Hawaii opens with a night of CRAZY talent! Awesome live music and performances by R(e)Volve Hawaii, Youth Speaks, Jason Tom the Human Beatbox, Hawaii’s B-Girls, DJ Irie-sistable, and headlining this event is MamaWisdom! Raise your fist in the air and feel inspired to end violence in the community. Bring your friends, young and old, because like we always say, it takes a village to heal a village.

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Sat 2/18 - The Peace Party with The Throwdowns

Sat, Feb 18 at The Venue at Bambu Two
1144 Bethel Street - Honolulu, HI 96813
9pm-1am; Ages 18+ 
$8 before 10pm
$15 after 10pm

We are serious about peace, so serious that we are having a huge Peace Party hosted by long-time Girl Fest supporter, Shain Miller. Shain will be introducing an awesome line up including performances by Belly Dancers in Paradise, Slam Champ Natasha “T” Miller, Poet Thugs and part-time Hollywood stars Amber Tamblyn and Mindy Nettifee, Honolulu’s own Gnarwhal, and headliners the THROWDOWNS from Maui! It’s directly after the Honolulu screening of Miss Representation, a MUST SEE FILM.

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Sun 2/19 - Sound Sistaz

Sun, Feb 19 at Mercury
1154 Fort Street Mall - Honolulu, HI 96813
8:30pm-2am; Ages 21+ 
$5 before 10pm
$10 after 10pm

Sunday is fun day. Especially with tonight’s line-up of awesome artists. Up-and-coming group Inity Collective brings influences of hip-hop and raggae while a mix of uber talented KTUH DJs LEMON, TIMO and ADHDJ get you dancing. Crowd pleaser and socially conscious musical trio Monarx hit the stage with lyrical beats and featured performer Tahiti Rey has a voice so amazing, you’ll freak out! Get to Mercury early!

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Mon 2/20 - DJs Against Violence - Girl Fest Closing Night Party

Mon, Feb 20 at Anna O'Brien's
2440 S. Beretania Street - Honolulu, HI 96826
8:30pm-2am; Ages 21+ 
$5 before 10pm
$8 after 10pm

Girl Fest may be over but it’s not the end, only the beginning. The work of anti-violence never ends and as the late great Bob Marley once said, “the people who want to make the world worse, don’t take days off.” Come celebrate with us conscious sisters and brothers at our Closing Night Event, DJs Against Violence with KTUH DJs Michelle LaBelle, DJ Pearl, The Native Girl, the legendary DJ G-Spot, DJ Zilla, and emcee Roxy On-The-Mic!

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Performances

2/17 In Your Face, Ani diFranco!

Sponsored by NOW at UHM and SAPFB

photo by www.tommyshihphoto.com

Fri, Feb 17 at The Art Auditorium - University of Hawaii 
2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822
6pm-7pm

Girl Fest regulars and dynamic literary duo Mindy Nettifee and Amber Tamblyn return to Honolulu with words that will heal you...then slap the guy sitting next to you across the face, in a metaphorical sense. Their show promises to be an event filled with wise poetry, music, and a lot of sass from these literary criminals of the California poetry scene. Don’t miss it!

 

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2/17 Hawaii B-Girls

Fri, Feb 17 - Opening Night Party at The Venue at Bambu Two
1144 Bethel Street, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813
9:30pm - Ages 18+

Hawaii B-Girls have been holdin' it down for Girl Fest Hawaii for the past three years, performing and offering one of the fest's most popular workshops. Remedee, Olopop, Yoda, and Lyanne, who are regulars and pioneers in the B-Girl community in Hawaii create spaces for women and girls to improve their dance moves and create unity in the underrepresented female Hip-Hop scene.

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2/17 R(e)Volve Hawaii - Hoop Dancing



Fri, Feb 17 - Opening Night Party at The Venue at Bambu Two
1144 Bethel Street, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813
9:30pm - Ages 18+

R(e)VOLVE|Hawaii is a fresh, warm and dedicated collective of artistic dancing beauties from the island of Oahu consisting of, Lacey Hula Coop, Sirkka ‘Cricket’ Aho and Katie Holt McClain. Their love and devotion to the art of movement and creating positive changes they wish to see in the world, drives them to continue providing the islands with Hoop Dance services since their cosmic circle connection in 2010. R(e)VOLVE’s focus is to provide a tailored experience for each Hooper’s needs through classes, events, performances, and custom handmade hula hoops. Sharing the love and light of movement arts one hoop at a time! Let’s grow together!

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2/18 Belly Dancers In Paradise



Sat, Feb 18 - The Peace Party at The Venue at Bambu Two
1144 Bethel Street, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813
9:00pm - Ages 18+

Electrifying , energetic, and purely amazing, The Belly Dancers in Paradise work hard to perfect their technique and bring crowd-pleasing entertainment to audiences everywhere. The Belly Dancers in Paradise is a sisterhood of women, young and old coming together to share their passion for belly dance. From all different walks of life, these women vary in age, size, ethnic backgrounds, careers, families, cultures, and life experiences. Though each individual is unique in their own way, all share one common passion, belly dance. The common bond that these women share develops into a sisterhood that enables each woman to express her sensuality and femininity through artistic expression.

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Sports

2/20 Monday, 12pm-1:30pm Escrima (Self-Defense)

Mon, Feb 20 at 12:00pm
Fresh Cafe
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

One of the great equalizing forces in a fight, for a woman, between her and a stronger assailant, is the use of a weapon, whether it be a pen, a pencil, a key, or a pocket knife. The art of Escrima teaches the age old knowledge of self-defense with weapons. Whether you are armed or unarmed, Escrima offers women and girls practical techniques in defense when weapons such as knives, guns, or sticks are involved. Conducted by General Ablen's School of Derobio Escrima.

To register online now: Click Here

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2/20 Monday, 10:30am-12pm Ju Jitsu (Self-Defense)

Mon, Feb 20 at 10:30am
Star of the Sea School - Multi Purpose Room (Behind the Church)
4469 Malia Street
Honolulu, HI 96821

Self-defense is a basic human-right, one that many females are not taught to exercise. The practical art of Ju Jitsu not only teaches you self-defense, it builds strength and character. Ju Jitsu is a centuries old tradition that was relatively recently opened up to women. Girl Fest strongly urges any female of any age to attend this important workshop. You’ll learn a lot about your surroundings, yourself, and have a fun time rolling around with our friendly female and male instructors of the Horiuchi Kodenkan who are committed to the Girl Fest cause of preventing violence against women and girls. Conducted by Horiuchi Kodenkan.

To register online now: Click Here

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2/19 Sunday, 2pm-4pm Pacific Roller Derby's Down & Derby

Sun, Feb 19th at 2pm
Palama Settlement Gym
810 N. Vineyard Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817

Pacific Roller Derby (PRD) is proud to host a mixed teams scrimmage in conjunction with GirlFest to represent the new wave of all-women’s flat track roller derby in Hawaii. PRD is skater owned and operated leagues, and we exist for the love of roller derby and the opportunity to empower women and provide positive images of female athletes within our communities. Hawaii’s derby girls are excited to skate together on one track in support of GirlFest and its mission to prevent violence against girls and women by giving the community a positive representation of strong women as we show our athleticism and dedication to roller derby on the flat track. Presented by Pacific Roller Derby.

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2/18 Saturday, 1pm-2pm Tennis Workshop

Sat, Feb 18th at 1pm
Honolulu Club
932 Ward Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Learn how to play tennis or improve your game in this fun althetic workshop. Not only is it a great way to burn some calories, you’ll be led by one of Hawaii’s best players, Joy Minaai, formerly ranked #1 in Hawaii and 18th in the nation in collegiate tennis. Meet in the Honolulu Club lobby 15
minutes before the workshop starts. *Bring sports shoes. Racquets will be provided but you may also bring your own. Validated parking available at Honolulu Club. Conducted by Tennis Champ, Joy Minaai.

To register online now: Click Here

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2/20 Monday, 10:30am-12pm Yoga for Inner Strength

Mon, Feb 20 - 10:30pm-12pm
Fresh Cafe
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813 

FREE - Women & Girls Only - All Ages

The mind-body connection is key to body awareness and healing both physical and emotional trauma. “Yoga for Inner Strength” focuses on slow movement while engaging the breath mindfully to keep the focus “in” the body. The physical postures (asana) are grounding and well balanced to empower participants in feeling strong and centered as they rejoin the mind and body. Whether you have practiced yoga for decades or have just decided to try it out, this workshop can help restore balance to the mind, body, and breath.

The workshop enthusiastically welcomes all genders 18 and over. Some yoga mats and other props will be available for loan. Class limit is 20 students. All levels welcome.

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Workshops

VISIT WORKSHOPS PAGE (Online Registration Available)

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