Dr. Drew's Infrequent Blog

20 April 2006

Amnesty International Screening

I imagine most of my many, many blog readers are busy this Friday. If not; however, consider yourself invited to a meeting of the campus Amnesty International student Chapter. We'll be screening The Torture Question, a 90 min. Frontline documentary about conditions in the Abu Ghraib between 4 and 6 pm in Campus Center Room 306. I feel bad that I'll actually have to duck out early for another meeting (I've seen this already though).

Recruiting for Amnesty International (1).

Today, AI Student Chapter President Aleina (shown above) and I ran a booth at the Student Center. I haven't done this kind of thing in years. It was good to meet a few people who are also interested in human rights. On the other hand, I was reminded how awkward I feel; trying to smile and be approachable at a booth. Sigh. I suppose it is all for a good cause.

17 April 2006

Hawaii Book & Music Festival (1st Annual) 22-23 April

Busy, busy.... but I wanted to call your attention to this weekend's first annual Hawaii Book and Music Festival. There will be some stellar author readings and events, as well as free music and events for the kids.

The website has a PDF with the new schedule (go to grid schedule for the PDF) with people like Maxine Hong Kinsgton, Sam Choy, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, James Rumford, Puakea Nogelmeier, Gary Pak, Jon Okamura.... as well as "Cacaroach Theatre" (for Keiki), "Folks You'll Meet at Long's," etc.