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Brought to you by...

Girl Fest is comprised of a dedicated all-volunteer staff who kick some major butt!

Non-Executive Director Kathryn Xian

Director of Development Shonna Hammon Glenn

Art Gallery Chairs Christina Soo Hoo Wade Uehara

Conference Chairs Veronica Garcia Chelsea Haina

Film Chairs

Valerie McDougal Tanya Johnson

Princess Victoria Ka‘iulani Sponsor - $1500+

Hawaii Community Foundation Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women MICO Mechanical Corporation Soroptimist International of Waikiki Foundation Zonta Club

Aung San Suu Kyi Sponsor - $750 - $1499 Clear Channel Radio The Grondine Family Hawaii Independent Honolulu Weekly Hawaii Wellness Magazine Under My Umbrella Yelp

Sacagawea Sponsor - $300 - $749

Michelle Grondine Sarah Miller

Akamai Foot Doctor Fresh Cafe Honolulu Club Pacific Edge Magazine

Public Relations Chairs

Rell Sunn Sponsor - $100 - $299

Music & Performance Chairs

Abigail Dameg Tadia Rice

Workshops Chair Veronica Garcia

Volunteers

What is GiRL FeST?

SPONSORS

Anonymous Copy Hut Hawaii Elements Spa & Salon Girls Who Surf Lauren Valle Waialua Soda

GiRL FeST Hawaii’s mission is to prevent violence against women and girls through education and art. OUR GOAL is to change peer culture in order to prevent increasing violence against women and girls through education, art and positive representations of women. The festival incorporates film, music, art, spoken word and dance complemented by a conference involving panels, lectures, outreach workshops for children and adults that address themes such as body image, identity, empowerment, social change and methods on how to prevent violence in relationships. GiRL FeST is operated by The Safe Zone Foundation a non-profit 501(c)3 run by a committed all-volunteer staff. www.girlfesthawaii.org

Mahina Akimoto Kate Dahan Abigail Dameg Sierra Dew Nichole Filbert Alma Herrera-Mendoza Lezlie Kiaha Mandy Kiaha Macey Luo Isaiah Moreno Sara Ortiz Patrick Park Rachel Rivas Gina Snowden Christina Soo Hoo Kili Spencer Ty Staton Rachel Thomas Michelle Umipeg Lauren Valle Kamalei Wilhelm Solina Wilhelm Aiko Yamashiro Christopher Yanuaria

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Vivian Best Malia Delapenia Sierra Dew Kea Duarte, Heart Breakerz General Ablen’s School of Escrima Girls Who Surf Horiuchi Kodenkan Joy Minaai Laneski Natasha “T” Miller Mindy Nettifee Olopop Corby Plumb Stephanie Ragolia Remedee R(e)Volve Hawaii Gina Snowden Bonnie Tamblyn Jason Tom

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GiRL FeST sends a BIG Mahalo to: Andrew Bugreyev Kim Bush Cynthia Carson Cathedral at St. Andrew’s Amanda Corby Grondine Family Andrea Hamilton Judy Lee Edwin “Sonny” Liu Shawn Richards Sacred Heart Academy

Soroptimists International Waikiki Foundation Nathalie Sowers Charlotte Tanaka Tiffany Tanaka Michelle Umipeg Betty White Zonta Club

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...and last minute volunteers!

TICKET INFORMATION Unless otherwise noted, you may purchase tickets at the venue approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of each event. Girl Fest advises you to check our website for any last minute program changes. www.girlfesthawaii.org

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION INFORMATION Unless otherwise specified, to register for workshops, please call or email us to reserve your space.

Table of Contents

Sponsors......................................................... 2 Ticket & Workshop Info................................. 3 Resources....................................................... 3 Thurs, Feb 16 - Gallery Opening.................. 4 Fri, Feb 17 - Opening Day............................. 5 Fri, Feb 17 - Panel: Sexualization of Girls..... 5 Fri, Feb 17 - Opening Night Concert........... 6 Sat, Feb 18 - Workshops................................ 7 Sat, Feb 18 - Film: Miss Representation....... 8 Sat, Feb 18 - Peace Party at The Venue.... 8 Sat, Feb 18 - Roller Derby............................. 9 Sun, Feb 19 - Workshops............................. 10 Sun, Feb 19 - Film: Miss Representation..... 11 Sun, Feb 19 - Concert: Sound Sistaz.......... 11 Mon, Feb 20 - Workshops........................... 12 Mon, Feb 20 - Bands Against Violence..... 13 Participants Bios..................................... 14-15 Festival Calendar At-A-Glance................. 16

Email: info@girlfesthawaii.org Call us: (808) 426-8416

CONTACT GIRL FEST For more info, please contact us at:

(808) 426-8416

info@girlfesthawaii.org

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Girl Fest’s mission: to prevent violence against women and girls through education and art.

MARKETING contact us at: 808.240.1096 www.undermyumbrella.com

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irl Fest is a prevention program which seeks to change peer culture to stem the tide of men’s violence against women. We are different than a Direct Service because we focus on prevention to change the systemic problem of gender-based violence. In our work we often collaborate with exceptional Direct Services that focus on everything from legal aid for abused spouses and children, homeless youth, factual advice for rape survivors, and long term counseling. If you or someone you know has endured sexual assaut by a stranger, family member, domestic partner or spouse, there is no shame in asking for help. The road to recovery and personal safety can often be an uphill climb but there are services and people in the community who are out there to help. When you are ready, consider calling: Sex Abuse Treatment Center www.satchawaii.com SATC HOTLINE: 808-524-7374 (24-Hour Hotline) Domestic Violence Action Center www.stoptheviolence.org 808-531-3771

PACT (Parents and Children Together) www.pacthawaii.org 808-847-3285 Family Peace Center 808-832-0855 The Family Peace Center offers programs for adults and children in order to provide peace to Hawaii’s families by offering safety, support, empowerment and accountability to survivors, offenders, and child witnesses to domestic violence. Catholic Charities Hawai`i - Family & Therapeutic Services Domestic Violence Intervention Services Men: 808-535-0159 Women: 808-535-0161 Ohia Domestic Violence Shelter 808-526-2200 Ohia Shelter located in Windward Oahu is a 24-hour shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.

If you are in a crisis and require immediate assistance, dial 911 or the 24-hour shelter hotline: Hilo: 959-8864 Kauai: 245-6362

Kona: 322-SAFE (7233) Maui/Lanai: 579-9581 Molokai: 567-6888 Oahu: 841-0822 (Town/Leeward) v 526-2200 (Windward)

OTHER RESOURCES: National Anti-Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery (PASS - Hawaii) 24-Hour Human-Trafficking Hotline 808-343-5056 www.traffickjamming.org Legal Aid Society www.legalaidhawaii.org 808-536-4302 (HOTLINE HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am to 11:30am & 1pm-3:30pm) Provides free or low cost legal services to lowto moderate- income communities.

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ART GALLERY OPENING

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inding 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.

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Girl Fest Gallery Artist Nikila Badua

GIRL FEST ART GALLERY OPENING PARTY ARTISTS NIGHT OUT 7PM - 2AM THURS, FEB 16th Manifest 32 North Hotel Street Honolulu, HI 96817

Christian Vetter

FREE ALL AGES Until 10pm 21+ After 10pm

Amazing DJs spinning for “Artists Night Out” DJ EZL

Ezl kicks mainstream to the curb and instead brings something refreshing and inspired to the (turn)table. An advocate for social change–not to mention Girl Fest Hawaii volunteer going on 2 years–she uses her music as a means to affect awareness through

thoughtful selection. With her arsenal of beats, hip-hop, trip-hop, and even some jazz fusion, your consciousness is sure to be reawakened. EZL is not only socially conscious and stauchly independent, she’s naturally Hawaiian. Represent!

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2012 Gallery Artists DJ RAMYT

There are very few people who have worked as hard to build and maintain the house music and club scene in Hawaii, as Ramyt. He was one of the first individuals to establish trance music in Hawaii and since has laid the foundations for a variety of genres including progressive house, techhouse, and techno. Ramyt is also the co-founder of Áya, one of the most recognized and respected collectives in Hawaii’s electronic music scene.

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DJ TJ

DJ TJ is a self proclaimed trainspotter. Addicted to bass-heavy music, she specializes in electronic dance music of all kinds and loves anything that is new and searches for all that is up-and-coming. She is a former KTUH DJ and host of the morning commute radio show called the Mix at Six. She hosted Honolulu’s only truly open turntable night for over two years as well as several DJ competitions. This will be her second appearance at Girl Fest Hawaii.

DJ SPIKE

Patrick Spike Park has been performing from an early age. He started out playing classical violin, then moved on to playing in punk, gothic and folk rock bands. He later became a DJ in Belgium and was later based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands performing all of over Europe. Born in LA, raised in the OC, educated in SB and SF, Spike has traveled all over the world and thinks Hawaii is the best!

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

Neilson Ishida

Esther Wilhelm


GIRL FEST OPENING DAY EVENTS

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n 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 sexualassault, domestic violence, sex-trafficking/prostitution, but most glaringly, child sexual abuse.

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Girl Fest presents its opening day panel with experts in local law enforcement, federal government, and Hollywood.

THE SEXUALIZATION OF GIRLS AND THE RISE IN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PANEL DISCUSSION

SPEAKERS*: Abby Dunn, Prosecutor Juvenile Offenders Division Amber Tamblyn, Actress & Writer (House; Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants)

2PM - 4PM FRI, FEB 17th

Laura Lederer, JD - Founder, The Protection Project at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Halau Area

Dr. Allana Coffee, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC - Educational Psychologist

2645 Dole Street Honolulu, HI 96822

MODERATOR: Alicia Yang, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence *For full bios, see page 14.

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In Hawaii, 1 in 7 women has been raped in their lifetimes.

1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted by age 18.

Hawaii has the highest attempted teen suicide rate in the nation.

Hawaii has one of the highest arrest rates of juvenile girls, and one of the highest rates of runaway offenses among girls.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, someone is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes in the U.S..

In Guatemala, 2 women are murdered, on average, each day.

In India, 8,093 cases of dowry-related death were reported in 2007.

Worldwide, up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against girls under 16.

Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18, primarily in South Asia (31.3 million) and sub-Saharan Africa (14.1 million).

Women and girls are 80% of the estimated 800,000 people trafficked across national borders annually, with the majority (79%) trafficked for sexual exploitation.

Be a part of the discussion. Be a part of the solution!

Community Panel Discussion

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MINDY NETTIFEE

The AMBER & MINDY Show

Mindy Nettifee was born near cornfields and buried geodes in Des Moines, Iowa to a minister and troublemaker. She currently writes from the foggy shores of Long Beach, California where she reads as a contact sport and is editor-inchief of www.GetUnderground.com.

“In Your Face, Ani diFranco!” 6PM - 7PM FRI, FEB 17th

Mindy has competed, slam-mastered and performed in the national poetry slam circuit poetic since 1999, and served on the advisory board of Tebot Bach’s Five Penny Poets from 2000 to 2005. She tours with her work internationally and been published in various journals.

Art Auditorium University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Road $5 - ALL AGES

Her poem Metal Detectors and Other Important Thresholds was a nominee for the Pushcart Prize. Her newest collection of poetry Sleepyhead Assassins is out on Moon Tide Press.

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irl 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 metaphorial sense.

AMBER TAMBLYN

Amber Tamblyn is a Venice, California native. She has been a writer and actress since the age of 9. She has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. In 2005 Simon & Schuster published her debut collection of poetry, Free Stallion. Her second book of poetry and prose Bang Ditto (Manic D. Press) was released in the Fall of 2009. She is the creator of the annual poetry series, The Drums Inside Your Chest (www.thedrumsinsideyourchest.com) in Los Angeles and co-founded the nonprofit, Write Now Poetry Society (www.writenowpoets. org) with poet Mindy Nettifee.

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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Photos by Tommy Shih www.tommyshihphoto.com

Currently, She writes for The Poetry Foundation and has a poetry book review column in Bust Magazine. Her next book is a collection of personal poems accompanied by portrait paintings by Marilyn Manson about child star actresses who grew up and died virtual unknowns. She lives in New York City with her betrothed, comedian David Cross.

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GIRL FEST OPENING NIGHT FILM & CONCERT

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“DESERT FLOWER” A MUST SEE!

OPENING NIGHT FILM ONE NIGHT ONLY!

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ESERT 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.

7:30PM FRI, FEB 17th The Venue at Bambu Two 1144 Bethel Street Honolulu, HI 96817 $5 Student & Seniors $8 General* *Opening Night Party is Free for those who pay Film Admission.

OPENING NIGHT PARTY! GIRL FEST!!! 9:30PM - 1AM FRI, FEB 17th The Venue at Bambu Two 1144 Bethel Street Honolulu, HI 96817 $8 before 10pm $15 after 10pm (Film Attendees no need pay) Ages 18+

NIKILA BADUA aka MAMA WISDOM Inspired by the wisdom of roots and culture, Nikila is a multi-media artist, community organizer, mother, and revolutionary. As a performer and artist, Nikila has shared the stage and/or collaborated with some of the world’s most respected artists within the Hip Hop, Reggae, and World Music scenes, including: Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, Digable Planets, and Climbing Poetree. She has spent significant time as a lead and contributing vocalist for Bay Areabased projects: Goddess Alchemy Project, Hamsa Lila, Project Groundation Massive with DJ Child, and Free Peltier: Hip Hop’s Contribution to the Freedom Campaign – an effort that advocates for Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier. Nikila is an advocate for Indigenous, youth and environmental rights and is a member of the Women’s Earth Alliance Advocacy Network. Currently, she codirects the local youth mentorship and graffiti arts organization 808 Urban and runs MamaWisdom1 LLC., her freelance arts and graphic design business.

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iRL 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 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.

YOUTH SPEAKS HAWAII

Youth Speaks Hawaii is a regional branch of the non-profit literary organization Youth Speaks. Founded in January 2005, the organization focuses on teaching students between the ages of 13 and 19 in the writing and performance of slam poetry. In the 2007 Brave New Voices championship, held in San Jose, California, YSH placed 7th among the 35 teams. Preceding the 2008 event, held in Washington DC, YSH was chosen as one of the teams featured in HBO’s series “Russell Simmons Presents: Brave New Voices.” Hawaii finished first in that year’s event, the eleventh and largest to date. The following year at the event held in Chicago, Illinois, with a total of 50 teams competing, Hawaii repeated as champions. Tonight’s performers include Serena Simmons and Noa Helela. See page 14 fo their bios.

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JASON TOM HUMAN BEATBOX

Born and raised in the art district of Honolulu’s Chinatown, beatboxer Jason Tom, a fourthgeneration Hawaiian Chinese American, has opened for Michael Winslow, Quest Crew and the Jabbawockeez and has been beatboxing for fun on audio cassette tapes since the age of four to Michael Jackson’s “Bad” song. He is the founder of the Human Beatbox Academy and a co-founder of the ArtSmith. Growing up with asthma, he has been on tour with Music With A Message and the American Lung Association of Hawaii since 2009.

R(e)VOLVE HAWAII

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!

DJ IRIESISTABLE

DJ Irie-Sistable spins the latest and greatest in bashment and conscious dancehall. Alongside DJ Tommy Fox, Irie-Sistable cohosts Iturnally Dread meets Rudie’s Hi-Fi Sunday evenings from 6-9 PM on KTUH 90.3 fm in Honolulu.

Photo of Nikila Badua by Sean Michael Hower


WORKSHOPS IN THE DAYTIME 10:00am - Learn to Surf!

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SURFING WORKSHOP 10:00AM - 2:00PM

“Learn to Surf!” with

Girls Who Surf

For REGISTRATION Call: 808-772-4583 visit: www.girlswhosurf.com or email: info@girlswhosurf.com $70 + tax per class - ALL AGES

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ome get a taste of what surfing is all about with Girls Who Surf. We believe surfing is a great way to build confidence and independence. Our workshop will teach you ocean safety, proper surf technique and etiquette. Super fun!

(Bring you own sunscreen and beach towel)

10:00am - T-Shirt & Tote Bag Design

ART WORKSHOP 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Workshop will include: All surf equipment, Warm up & safety instruction, 1 hour surf time, Cool down & talk story time

“Using Your Stencil Pencil” with

To Register: www.GirlsWhoSurf.com/specialevents/girlfest.htm

Sierra Dew

St. Andrews Priory 224 Queen Emma Square Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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FREE - ALL AGES (Bring you own blank T-shirt or jeans, whatever, or purchase a T-shirt for $10 at the workshop)

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reate your own custom designed clothes in this awesome workshop with super cool artist, Sierra Dew of artists collective 808 Urban. Participants will have a chance to create their own stencils or use our pre-made templates to create original artwork on clothing. So don’t throw away those jeans or old t-shirts! Bring them in so that we can add some art to it.

TENNIS WORKSHOP 1:00PM - 2:00PM

earn 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.

“Tennis Time!”

Meet in the Honolulu Club lobby 15 minutes before the workshop starts.

Honolulu Club 932 Ward Ave Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

*Bring sports shoes. Racquets will be provided but you may also bring your own.

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Fun for all ages! If you don’t have a blank t-shirt, don’t worry, we’ll provide one for you for $10 per shirt.

1:00pm -Play Tennis!

1:00pm - The Voice of the Circle Workshop

Joy Minaai

1:00pm - Healthy Relationships

HEALTHY DATING WORKSHOP 1:00PM - 2:30PM

“Healthy Relationships”

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re you a “dramagnet?” - Someone who attracts drama in your relationships like a magnet? Can’t seem to find someone who treats you like the way you should be treated?

HEALING WORKSHOP FOR THE STRONG 1:00PM - 4:30PM

Well, guuurl, you’re not alone. Navigating healthy relationships is not easy in the 21st century. Females of all ages have difficulty finding the right partner or seeing the signs of an

“Voice of the Circle” with

Bonnie Tamblyn

SPOKEN WORD 3:00PM - 4:30PM

FREE PARKING AT ST. ANDREW’S PRIORY

“From the Page to the Stage” with Natasha “T” Miller

FREE - ALL AGES WOMEN AND GIRLS ONLY - PLEASE TRY TO BRING A PILLOW FOR SEATING

oice of the Circle is a workshop to explore matters of deep significance through the practice of Council. Learn the simple and beautiful tools of heartfelt communication for lovers, family, friends and more. Council is a time-honored means of authentic and heartfelt communication.

to boardrooms, Council creates community. It offers its participants a safe and sage environment in which to open up and share thoughts and feelings. This extraordinary exercise in the art of listening holds the key to being heard.

This circular dialogue has been practiced throughout the ages. Its modern application can be found in many places where a deeper conversation is desired.

Join Bonnie and Amber Tamblyn in a Council circle and share your story. We will explore the basic principles of listening and speaking from the heart, creating community, and re-connecting to the magic of the Voice of the Circle.

From family

Hailed by many Girl Fest organizers as “the heart of Girl Fest Hawaii.”

intimate relationships, to gatherings, from classrooms

We guarantee that you will walk away from this workshop thinking ‘they should teach this in schools!’

3:00pm From the Page to the Stage

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unhealthy partnership. This workshop will open up an enlightening discussion about what to look out for in that ideal partner and also how to avoid abusive relationships. Girl Fest highly recommends this workshop conducted by Stephanie Ragolia.

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hampion slam poet Natasha “T” Miller imparts her knowledge of taking written poetry and making it suitable and comfortable to perform on stage. Sometimes a poem well written might not transfer well to a “performance.” If you are ready to start polishing your stage skills, or even if the thought of performing your poetry scares the living

caca out of you, this is the workshop for you. However, performances at this workshop are not required. If you just want to learn how you can express yourself better verbally or through poetry, this lesson still applies. You’ll have a great time learning from one of the nation’s rising stars in the spoken word community.

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FILM & CONCERT AT NIGHT W

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ritten 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.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

“MISS REPRESENTATION” A MUST SEE FILM!* 7:30PM SAT, FEB 18th The Venue at Bambu Two 1144 Bethel Street Honolulu, HI 96817 $5 Student & Seniors $8 General** **Following Concert is Free for those who pay Film Admission.

Rosario Dawson

Lisa Ling

Jane Fonda

Geena Davis

PURCHASE TIX ONLINE: www.missrepgirlfesthawaii.eventbrite.com

*Encore screening on Sun, Feb 19th at Sacred Hearts Academy.

THE PEACE PARTY! with The Throwdowns! 9PM - 1AM SAT, FEB 18th The Venue at Bambu Two 1144 Bethel Street Honolulu, HI 96817 $8 before 10pm $15 after 10pm (Film Attendees no need pay)

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e 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 “T” Miller, Poet Thugs and part-time Hollywood stars Amber Tamblyn and Mindy Shain Miller of Ong King

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. What’s even better is that you pay no cover if you attend the film screening. Awesome possum! Let the empowerment begin! Belly Dancers In Paradise

Natasha “T” Miller, Slam Poet

The Throwdowns

“Peace Starts Here”

THE THROWDOWNS

The Throwdowns spent 2009 & 2010 sharing the stage with A List bands like The Fray, Train, Panic at the Disco, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Steel Pulse and Matisyahu. They were nominated for two prestigious Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards (Hawaiian Grammy’s) and appeared on countless magazine & newspaper covers. After a great promotional run,The Throwdowns headed into the studio in October of 2010 to finish writing and to record their first full-length album. Kimo Clark (bass), Erin Smith (vox), Ola Shaw (guitar) & Ian Hollingsworth (drums) are Maui’s champions of pop-rock, garnering rave reviews for their charismatic live show and engaging pop songs. They are the epitome of young, modern Hawai’i. and critters and verman. They www.facebook.com/thethrowdownsmaui have released two cassettes, Cow Belly in late 2010 and Phases in late 2011. Currently Gnarwhal is working on pressing a 7 in, so be on • See bios for Shain Miller and T Miller on page 14. the lookout for it sometime soon. www.narwhalband.bandcamp.com • See bios for Amber Tamblyn and Mindy Nettifee on page 5.

Gnarwhal

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Poet Thugs, Mindy Nettifee and Amber Tamblyn

Gnarwhal is good clean garage fun. Three friends that like making loud noises together. Formed in May of 2010 Gnarwhal is composed of Nick Ayakawa string cheese, Adam Funari - skins, and Erica Westly - 6 shooter pipes/ power chords. They all enjoy cuts and bruises, love and lust, people

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Roller Derby!

Pacific Roller Derby presents

Girl Fest’s

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Down & Derby ROLLER DERBY GIRLS! DOWN & DERBY! 2PM - 4PM SUNDAY, FEB 19th Palama Settlement Gym 810 N. Vineyard Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96817 $7 General $5 Students and Children ALL AGES www.pacificrollerderby.com

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acific 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. PRD is currently ranked #23 out of 35 leagues in WFTDA’s western divsion. There are 124 WFTDA member leagues in the United States, Canada, England, and Scotland.

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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. You can see our leagues and skaters from across the world come together again in January 2012 at the 4th Annual SK808 tournament at the Papakolea Community Center. For more information on roller derby in Oahu, visit: www.pacificrollerderby.com

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WORKSHOPS IN THE DAYTIME

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Sunday 10am - Learn to Paddle Board!

10am - Enhance Your Power With Veil Dance DANCE WORKSHOP

SURFING WORKSHOP 10:00AM - 2:00PM

10:00AM - 11:00AM

“Learn to Paddle Board!”

“Enhance Your Power with Veil Dance” with

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For REGISTRATION Call: 808-772-4583 visit: www.girlswhosurf.com or email: info@girlswhosurf.com

Malia Delapenia

Fresh Cafe 831 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

$70+tax per class - ALL AGES Minors must be accompanied by parents or legal guardians

FREE - ADULT WOMEN ONLY

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iscover the ancient art of the Veil Dance... Let your hair down and use muscles you’ve never used before with this fun and feminine dance utilizing the veil. Veil technique works the entire upper body and uses the arms and shoulders in their full range of

11am - Hoop Dancing

motion. It is great for developing great dance posture. You’ll learn to use a Silk rectangular veil with techniques and traveling. How to execute spins and turns with grace and passes around your body, How to gain full control over your veil. Along with other beautiful moves to mesmerize.

HOOP DANCE WORKSHOP 11:00AM - 12:30PM

12:30PM - 2:00PM

“Hoop Dancing”

“Street Styles to Club Styles”

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(e)volve welcomes you into the circle of Hoop Dance! Using the fusion of the hula-hoop and energetic dance moves, the lovely ladies of Revolve will teach you how to evolve your path for a strong mind and body! The workshop will consist of movements tailored for a fun ALL LEVELS introduction to the world of Hoop Dancing. Along with basic breathing techniques and dance fundamentals, through the workshop we will be incorporating the entire body to push our limits and create a new exciting path of awareness focusing on the positive changes we wish to see in our worlds!

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ome get a taste of what surfing is all about with Girls Who Surf. We believe surfing is a great way to build confidence and independence. Our workshop will teach you ocean safety, proper surf technique and etiquette. Super fun! (You must know how to swim). Workshop will include: All surf equipment, Warm up & safety instruction, 1 hour surf time, Cool down & talk story time To Register: www.GirlsWhoSurf.com/specialevents/girlfest.htm

POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

BEATBOX WORKSHOP

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3:30PM - 5:00PM

“Beatbox”

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Mindy Nettifee

FREE - WOMEN AND GIRLS ONLY ALL AGES

FREE - WOMEN & GIRLS ONLY - ALL AGES

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riting is often the best way to “get things out” to prevent the wreckage that holding issues within can create. In this writing workshop, poet Mindy Nettifee will address the power of narratives and how we can transform our experiences of trauma and loss and heartbreak through writing. We’re not only going there, we’re bringin’ it! This workshop is generative! Bring your pens and paper!

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Jason Tom

Fresh Cafe 831 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Fresh Cafe 831 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

FREE - WOMEN AND GIRLS ONLY - ALL AGES

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3:30pm - Beatbox

“Going There”

Fresh Cafe 831 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

rom the street styles to the club styles, get a sampling of Poppin and Locking to Old School to New School Breakin to House Dance with instructors “Olopop,” “Yoda,” “Remedee” and Lyanne. Poppin and Locking - two funkstyles of dance that were created to Funk and Electro music. Breakin (Bboy/Bgirl) - first generation dance that came out of Hip Hop culture that includes toprocking, footwork and power moves. House Dance - club style of dance created to House music known for its soulful and seamless blend of footwork and floor movements.

2pm - Poetry

2:00PM - 3:30PM

hip-hop breakdancing

Fresh Cafe 831 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 FREE - WOMEN & GIRLS ONLY ALL AGES

(Bring you own sunscreen and beach towel. Please tip your instructors.)

12:30pm - Club Dancing

BEGINNING B-GIRL & HOUSE DANCE WORKSHOP

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t starts with your heartbeat. Each person has an inner beat, melody, voice and rhythm from within her or him that can be brought out through the beatboxing art of vocal percussion. This beatboxing class led by Hawaii’s human beatbox Jason Tom, reaches out to the youth and adults teaching the expression, foundation, fundamentals, history, background, beats, rhythms, and techniques in the vocal art of beatboxing.


PERFORMANCE s FILM s CONCERT AT NIGHT Encore Film Screening - Miss Representation All Ages

“MISS REPRESENTATION” ENCORE FILM SCREENING 7:30PM SUN, FEB 19th

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Sacred Hearts Academy - Theater 3253 Waialae Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 $5 Student & Seniors $8 General*

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iss 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.

PURCHASE TIX ONLINE: www.missrepgirlfesthawaii2.eventbrite.com

ALL AGES FREE PARKING ON SCHOOL CAMPUS

Full synopsis on page 8. View trailer at www.missrepresentation.org Jackson Katz

Rachel Maddow

Sound Sistaz & Friends SOUND SISTAZ with Tahiti Rey, Monarx, and Friends

DJ LEMON

8:30PM - 2AM SUN, FEB 19th Mercury Bar 1154 Fort Street Mall Honolulu, HI 96817 $5 before 10pm $10 after 10pm Ages 21+

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unday is fun day. Especially with tonight’s line-up of awesome artists. Up-andcoming group Inity Collective brings influences of hip-hop and raggae while a mix of uber talented KTUH DJs 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!

Monarx

Tahiti Rey TAHITI REY

Born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, Tahiti is the youngest daughter of legendary entertainer, Augie Rey. After years of him trying to keep her out of the business, he finally gave in and let her follow in his footsteps. Ever since she has called him her “Dad-ager”. “He points me in the right direction, keeps the sharks away, and does it all with a ton of love and pride.”, Tahiti says. Now 5 years later, Tahiti Rey is an accomplished singer/ songwriter with a Hawaii Music Award & Na Hoku Nomination under her belt for her debut album “Acoustic Beauty”. Her recent pairing with accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist, Jason Alan, has taken her live performances to an entirely new level. “It is so refreshing and humbling to be able to work alongside someone who challenges me, encourages me, and supports me. I am very excited for the music we will make together.” Tahiti says.

MONARX

Monarx is a Honolulu-based Hip Hop Trio consisting of emcess Cix and Quiet, and DJ/producer extraordinaire Bumble Bee. Layered over smoldering, heavy heartbeat drums, the male and female vocalists weave their allusion dense lyrics in classic backforth, one-two fashion. Their performances feature Bumble Bee playing live between turntables and his MPC 2000, as Cix & Quiet rapid fire toast on the mics. Unofficial songs like “Workin’ Day & Night” and “Without Love” have been played on KTUH since summer, and are posted for eavesdrop on their Soundcloud page. The long-time friends assembled as “Monarx” in 2011, and are recording an EP for release in 2012.

A fresh new face to the DJing scene, DJ Lemon has only begun her musical spinning journey last summer at The University of Hawaii’s college radio station. With a profound love for music of all types, DJ Lemon typically plays downtempo trip hop and enjoys dreamy tunes with complicated beats. You can catch her show, Down The Rabbit Hole, every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from midnight to 3am on KTUH 90.3 FM Honolulu!

DJ ADHDJ

ADHDJ plays a mix of indie-rock, electro, and badass 80s music. She has been djing at KTUH for three years, and is currently rock director at KTUH.

DJ TIMO

INITY COLLECTIVE

From the humble beginnings of a brother and sister duo, Inity Collective have grown to include many other musicians and have played at wellknown venues including the Mai Tai bar, Pipeline Cafe, UH Andrews Amphitheater & Beer Garden, and Tropics Cafe. The band has evolved into a fusion of reggae/roots/r&b/ jazz/rock inspired by the collective songwriting effort from all of its members. Inity Collective spreads the message of peace, love, & Inity; striving to share their music to anyone with a willingness to share the same vibe.

Timo spins regularly at the Keep it Uppp monthly and at Go Bang! at thirtyninehotel. She hosts and DJs numerous events and is one of the DJs in residence at the Waikiki Edition Hotel. Since 2008, Timo has hosted her own show on KTUH 90.3FM Honolulu, specializing in disco, indie rock, electronic music and related genres. She is currently the host of “Afternoon Delight” airing Thursdays at 3-6pm HST. You can find her weekly playlist at http://timomusic.blogspot.com and www.timosounds.com

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WORKSHOPS IN THE DAYTIME - President’s Day Holiday

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All Ages

10:00am - Ju Jitsu Self-Defense for Women and Girls S

elf-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.

SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP 10:30AM - 12:00PM with

“Ju Jitsu”

Horiuchi Kodenkan

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.

Star of the Sea School Multi Purpose Room (Behind the Church) 4469 Malia Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96821 FREE - FREE PARKING AT THE SCHOOL www.horiuchikodenkan.com

10:30am - Yoga Workshop

11:30am - Balance Your Life LIFE BALANCE WORKSHOP

YOGA WORKSHOP 10:30AM - 12:00PM

11:30AM - 1:00PM

“Yoga for Inner Strength”

“Building Balance”

Fresh Cafe 831 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Still & Moving Center 1024 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

FREE

FREE WORKSHOP

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Yoga Refuge

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he 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.

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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.

Vivian Best

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his workshop gives participants a creative opportunity to experience and explore the concept of “balance” in a multi-sensory workshop. We’ll be creating objects to balance, experiencing and exploring aspects of our physical balance and reflecting on the varied ways that we balance our lives in this one and a half hour workshop. Dress comfortably and bring a mat or towel to lie down on.

- Intermediate 1:00pm Encore - Voice of 1:30pm - Zine Making! 2:00pmBreakdancing 12:00pm - Escrima the Circle Workshop

ESCRIMA WORKSHOP 12:00PM - 1:30PM with

Escrima!

General Ablen’s School of Derobio Escrima

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HISTORY: Great Grandmaster Pedoy was born on October 16, 1900 in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines. At the age of six, he ran away from an abusive home and traveled into the mountains of the Southern Visayas where he was taken in by General Faustino Ablen. The General was a leader of the independence movement against the occupying American forces on the island of Leyte. For eleven years, the Great Grandmaster lived and trained under the General in the art of Derobio Escrima.

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“Mean Zine”

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Bonnie Tamblyn

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From intimate relationships, to family gatherings, from classrooms to boardrooms, Council creates community. It offers its participants a safe and sage environment in which to open up and share thoughts and feelings. This extraordinary exercise in the art of listening holds the key to being heard.

2:00PM - 3:30PM with

$5 - ALL AGES Pays for your Zine Copy

FREE - ALL AGES WOMEN AND GIRLS ONLY - PLEASE TRY TO BRING A PILLOW FOR SEATING

oice of the Circle is a workshop to explore matters of deep significance through the practice of Council. Learn the simple and beautiful tools of heartfelt communication for lovers, family, friends and more. Council is a time-honored means of authentic and heartfelt communication.

Corby Plumb

Fresh Cafe (Upstairs Loft) 831 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Still & Moving Center 1024 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

FREE - AGES 10 AND UP WOMEN AND GIRLS ONLY

INTERMEDIATE B-GIRL WORKSHOP

1:30PM - 4:30PM

“Voice of the Circle”

Fresh Cafe 831 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

ne 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.

ZINE MAKING

HEALING WORKSHOP FOR THE STRONG 1:00PM - 4:30PM

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Join Bonnie and Amber Tamblyn in a Council circle and share your story. We will explore the basic principles of listening and speaking from the heart, creating community, and reconnecting to the magic of the Voice of the Circle.

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Kaos of Heart Breakerz

Fresh Cafe (Performance Area) 831 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

WOMEN AND GIRLS ONLY

his all-ages workshop is one of Girl Fest’s most popular. You will learn how to get your voice and message out to the public without having to spend an arm and a leg for printing costs. This is all about independent media at its glorious basic reality. Attendees will get to make and keep their own Zine. Led by instructor and master zinemaker, Corby Plumb, students will see how fun and empowering it can be for anyone wanting to learn how to do simple layouts, get creative with art, write and publish articles, and other basics in zinemaking.

“Intermediate Breakdancing”

FREE - WOMEN & GIRLS ONLY

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his is a skill building and conditioning class exploring movement within and beyond foundational Bboy/Bgirl movement. Recommended for novice Bgirls and those already experienced with Breaking basics. The music will be a variation of Breaks, Hip Hop, and Electronic styles of dance music to challenge your rhythm and feel for “the beat,” a crucial awareness for all dancers. This is a non-competitive class. The purpose is to create an artful and femalepositive learning environment for ladies who do or want to “Represent” in their local hip hop scene. Recommended gear: (Optional Please bring) knee pads, beanie/hat/ bandanna, track jacket or windbreaker, water and a heart of gold. All ages and persuasions welcome.


CLOSING NIGHT EVENT - KTUH DJs AGAINST VIOLENCE

! e c n e l io V t s DJs Again DJs AGAINST VIOLENCE! 8:30PM - 2AM MON, FEB 20th

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Anna O’Brien’s 2440 S. Beretania Street Honolulu, HI 96826

DJ Bios

$5 before 10pm $8 after 10pm

MICHELLE LaBELLE

Ages 21+

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irl 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!

Michelle LaBelle’s DJ name comes from her father’s love of the Beatles. Her interest in jazz started when she learned how to swing dance during the late-90s swing revival. Between then and now, her musical tastes have grown. She began collecting jazz vinyl records last year. She uses vinyl and digital formats on her radio show called the Garden on KTUH 90.3 FM Honolulu. She is on every Monday from 9:00 am to noon HST. Michelle LaBelle plays jump blues, big band, crooner, cool jazz, bop, exotica, lounge, Latin, Afro, soul, funk, jazz hip hop, and downtempo. She enjoys sharing musical fruit from the tree of jazz, because life is sweet.

DJ PEARL

Born to American parents, Naomi was raised in Belgium and Norway and has a background in violin, classical dance, and traditional martial arts. Her multicultural background plays an integral role in the music she spins: a blend of world, jazz, blues, electronic, rock, classic, and indie. As a fitness instructor, Naomi has taught numerous courses on self-defense and women’s health. Her diverse interests have been funneled not only into djing for the University of Hawaii’s KTUH, but also into songwriting and singing. She plans to graduate with a degree in anthropological linguistics from UH Manoa.

DJ Pearl

THE NATIVE GIRL

TheNativeGirl (formally djNative) of KTUH, UH Manoa’s college radio station. My radio show, Brown & Wild, is every Tuesday from 3pm-6pm Hawaii Time. Tune in!

DJ ZILLA

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DJ G-SPOT

DJ G-Spot Photo of Michelle LaBelle by Cheyne Gallard

DJ G-Spot is originally from Chicago and has worked hard bringing dance music and HipHop artists to the islands of Hawaii. G-Spot’s devotion and dedication to exposing the dance music world to Hawaii has been enjoyed by 1000s. On the millennium he staged a worldwide broadcast with the BBC Radio for his party where G-Spot and Carl Cox broadcasted to over 2 million people, while over 25,000 people attended the FREE event. The BBC did a TV documentary on G-Spot and his DJ & Promoting career. He has hosted and DJs for two separate radio shows over 10 years. On his show on KTUH (Fridays, 6-9pm) he plays a variety of music from trip hop, jungle, Trance, house to Techno, covering all the spectrums of music. On his Clear Channel Hot Mix Radio Show, he plays a fast past mixes of the latest music. Both Shows have a huge listener base and both have been essential for the underground and club scene of Honolulu.

DJ Zilla one of the few “young guns” of DJs of KTUH has held her radio show since 2009 dubbed “My So-called Show.” Throwing a varitety of Indie, electronica, Remixes,Mashups & Brazilian BossaNova. She feels fortunate to have oppurtunties to have DJ at the age of 20 in live in Honlulu elite Nightlife along side very experienced DJs. Spinning at venues such as Nextdoor, Indigos, and Lotus Soundbar. Last years Chinatown’s Mardi grais and Lovefest Hawaii, GirlFest, and her personal favorite Banzai Sushi in the Northshore where she loves to experiment with Moombahton and Balie Funk which orginated in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Shes stoked for girlfest it’s ALWAYS a good time. It’s pleasure to meet so many creative and intellectual women who love to dance!

ROXY ON THE MIC - EMCEE

Roxy

Born and raised in Hawaii, Roxy OnThe-Mic is known for her high energy and comically scandalous antics that entertain audiences from start to finish. She’s entertained at venues from New York to Los Angeles as well as in her home state. During the day she is the Communications Director for the Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition & Kids Hurt Too nonprofit organizations. Roxy “OTM” is not only a charismatic emcee but a positive role model in both the entertainment industry and human services.

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PARTICIPANTS BIOs CONFERENCE DR. ALLANA COFFEE

Allana is an Educational Psychologist, N a t i o n a l C e r t i f i e d Counselor, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She serves adolescents, adults, couples, and parents and has worked as a clinical therapist at Kaiser Behavior Health. Dr. Coffee has written curricula and provided professional training for domestic violence treatment. She co-authored and published an article on the effects of domestic violence on children with her husband Jerry Coffee, Jr. In 2005, Dr. Coffee published a manual for teaching anger-management and communication skills in the elementary school classroom. Allana is also a teacher and consultant in the Hawaii State Department of Education. ABBY DUNN, PROSECUTOR Prosecutor Abby Dunn is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Class of 1991. She graduated from UH Manoa with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology in 1997 and a Juris Doctor from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 2002. She clerked under First Circuit Court judge the Hon. Karen S. S. Ahn from 2002-2003 and was the Intermediate Court of Appeals, Law Clerk to the late Hon. John S. W. Lim from 2003-2004. Abby is currently a prosecutor at the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Juvenile Offenders Division. LAURA LEDERER, J.D.

Laura J. Lederer founded and directed The Protection Project at H a r v a r d University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997. From 2001 to 2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons to Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Paula J. Dobriansky, and then Senior Director of Global Projects in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State. From 20012009 she was the Executive Director of the Senior Policy Operating Group on Trafficking in Persons, a high level interagency policy group that staffed the President’s cabinet-level Inter-agency task force on Trafficking in Persons. She was awarded the Gustavus Meyers Center for Study of Human Rights Annual Award for Outstanding Work on Human Rights. She is the author of numerous articles on trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of women and children, in addition to being the editor of Take Back The Night (1980) and The Price We Pay: The Case Against Racist Speech, Hate Propaganda, and Pornography (1995). Currently Dr. Lederer is adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law Center, where she has taught for several years, including the first full course on international trafficking in persons offered at a law school. She also serves as Vice President for Policy and Planning with Global Centurion, an anti-trafficking organization that focuses on the demand side of this issue. She is senior advisor for Stop

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Child Trafficking Now, an organization with a multi-phase plan to deploy hundreds of teams throughout the world in order to dramatically reduce and ultimately eliminate child sexual slavery worldwide. AMBER TAMBLYN See page 5 ALICIA YANG

Bay Area native, Alicia has over 10 years experience in cultivating young people with skills and tools for social action. The issues she has worked on with young women include gender oppression, juvenile justice, education, and violence in the community. Through her work, she has created spaces for young women to take leadership in their communities, speak out on issues that concern them, and break gender stereotypes. With the support of her mentorship, young women have taken on positions of running their own youth programs, social justice campaigns, producing their own businesses and events for the community, and becoming grantmakers for other youth programs. Alicia currently works as the Community Engagement Project Director for the Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, helping to develop innovative strategies for the movement for safety and justice for women in Hawaii.

DANCE/MOVEMENT BELLY DANCERS IN PARADISE 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. NIKKI GUESS, HAWAII B-GIRLS Nicole Guess has been dancing all her life. She is a true dancer and has a wide range of experience from Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Musical Theatre and more. As a seasoned performer, she has performed on stage, for television, various venues, in competition, at festivals both as a member of groups such as Hawaii Campbellock Dancers, Big City Productions, and also as a solo artist. She has been teaching various styles of dance for over 25 years to a wide range of ages and abilities all over the island. She enjoys teaching whether it’s a toddler, teen or adult and believes that dance is available for everyone to enjoy.

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R(e)VOLVE HAWAII See page 6

PERFORMERS NIKILA BADUA AKA MAMAWISDOM See page 6 GNARWHAL See page 8 NOA HELELA

Noa is a senior at Hakipu’u L e a r n i n g Center, a Hawaiian Public Charter School and a long-time Youthspeaks Hawaii member. His quirky style of sincere and intentionally rambling poetry sets him apart from the rest in its simultaneously simple and complex expression of what is “Noa.” Find him on a regular basis at Youthspeaks workshops every Wednesday at the Arts at Marks. INITY COLLECTIVE See page 11. NATASHA “T” MILLER

Natasha Miller is the voice of wounds exposed, and the healing balm of poetry applied to the human spirit. The passionate 26 year-old Detroit, MI native is a writer, performance poet, author, publisher and dedicated activist, In 2007, she was crowned Detroit Poetry Slam team’s Grand Slam Champion and has been a member of four National Poetry Slam teams. She has also been a Women of The World Poetry Slam top five finalist three out of the last four years once ranking as high as the third female slam poet in the World. Natasha continued her impressive record by leading and coaching her own slam team to a championship at the 2010 Midwest Rustbelt Poetry Slam, where she also came out ranking #2 overall in the individual competition. She has premiered on stages with celebrity actors and comedians Oscar award winning Mo’nique, Star of the movie “Paper Hearts” Charlyne Yi, Brandon T. Jackson, actor Malcolm Jamal Warner, legendary poet Jessica Care Moore, hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, and many more. Mo’Nique, impressed, personally invited Natasha to feature on her radio show. In 2010, she starred in a national commercial campaign for Sprite. In the same year, she released her solo spoken word album “Poetry for Change,” and featured in the stage play “The Revolution’s In The Ladies Room” produced by Jessica care Moore. Natasha is currently ranked as the number 5 female slam poet in the World. SHAIN MILLER OF ONG KING Shain Miller has a one-of-a kind personality. Her nurturing and selfless nature put her in a position to save Ong King Arts Center from going under two years ago.

Shain, along with her co-director Alia Dolphin, got her start as a local personality through running Ong King and hosting its several unique events. From open mics to their award winning First Friday event, Shain has turned a struggling arts center into a Chinatown staple frequented by some of Oahu’s best and emerging artists. www.ongking.com MONARX See page 11 MINDY NETTIFEE See page 5. TAHITI REY See page 11 ROXY ON THE MIC See page 13 SERENA SIMMONS

Serena Simmons is a writer and Youthspeaks H a w a i i member. She spends her time researching Hipsters and writing English papers that all of her teachers hate. Serena is proud of her awkwardness and expects you to listen when she performs. BONNIE TAMBLYN

Bonnie is a singer/ songwriter and storyteller and produces the yearly Eastern High Sierra June Lake LOOP Music Festival. She takes great joy in performing and collaborating with her daughters, Amber & China Tamblyn. Bonnie’s passion is building and supporting creative communities, giving voice to the human story, whether told in a Council Circle as a certified Council faciilitator, or shared on stage with a guitar in her arms. Bonnie is delighted to return to GirlFest for a fourth year. www.junelakemusic.com THE THROWDOWNS See page 8 YOUTHSPEAKS HAWAII See page 6


WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS BIOs WORKSHOPS VIVIAN BEST, BUILDING BALANCE Vivian, a gifted e d u c a t o r at Kahala Elementary School, is a passionate advocate for sustainability and local agriculture. She founded “Give It Fresh Today” (G.I.F.T) at the farmer’s market at Kapiolani Community College to provide an opportunity for weekly shoppers and home gardeners with a convenient way to donate locally grown fruits and vegetables to those in need. Recognized by Pacific Business News as one of Hawai’i’s “40 Under 40,” and the Honolulu Star Advertiser as one of “10 Who Made a Difference” in 2010, she enriches the lives of children with service learning and origami, is a student practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method, and enjoys swing dance. She recently spoke at TedxHonolulu. MALIA DELAPENIA, VEIL DANCING Malia Delapenia is Hawaii’s top rated MiddleEastern dance performer. Her talents include: professional Middle Eastern belly dance entertainer, i nstructor, choreographer, director and owner of her professional dance company “Malia and the Belly Dancers in Paradise,” and owner of the newest fitness/dance craze, “Shimmy Fitness.” As the only full time Middle Eastern Dance Professional in Hawaii, Malia Delapenia stands out among the rest. Her passion and devotion can be seen in her powerful performance and artistic choreography. SIERRA DEW, T-SHIRT & TOTE DESIGN Sierra was born and raised in Maui and graduated in 2006 with a fashion and textile-arts degree in Italy. She began working with youth in 2008 at the Pa’ia Youth and Cultural Center doing stencil and tshirt design workshops. She started working with 808 Urban two years ago doing mostly free stencil workshops all over O’ahu. Sierra runs and designs for her own line of eco-friendly clothing and jewelry and works as a freelance tshirt designer. She is currently the program manager for The Refuge and is developing a plan

for a multifunctional storefront used for workshops, skills training, events and fundraising. Sierra designed this year’s Girl Fest T-shirt. KEA DUARTE, INTERMEDIATE BREAKING Bio unavailable.

GIRLS WHO SURF Girls Who Surf is a locally-owned women-run small business that teaches people young and old the fun sports of surfing and paddleboarding. They have been longtime GIrl Fest sponsors as well as expert surf instructors. JOY MINAAI, TENNIS

Joy Minaai is a certified tennis pro with over 29 years of teaching experience. As a player she was ranked 18th in the nation for collegiate tennis and #1 in the state for woman’s singles. She was the Jack Bonham Award recipient for outstanding athlete at the University of Hawaii. Joy is currently a tennis pro at The Honolulu Club. NATASHA “T” MILLER, SPOKEN WORD See previous page MINDY NETTIFEE, POETRY See page 5 OLOPOP, BEGINNING B-GIRL Nicole Guess has been dancing all her life. She is a true dancer and has a wide range of experience from Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Musical Theatre and more. As a seasoned performer, she has performed on stage, for television, various venues, in competition, at festivals both as a member of groups such as Hawaii Campbellock Dancers, Big City Productions, and also as a solo artist. She has been teaching various styles of dance for over 25 years to a wide range of ages and abilities all over the island. She enjoys teaching whether it’s a toddler, teen or adult and believes that dance is available for everyone to enjoy.

CORBY PLUMB, ZINE MAKING Corby Plumb is interested in creating and promoting the underground DIY culture in Honolulu through zines and music. He has written, designed and edited his music fanzine So Nails since 2008 and recently published it’s 7th issue. R(e)VOLVE HAWAII, HOOP DANCE See page 6 STEPHANIE RAGOLIA, HEALTHY DATING Stephanie is a Certified Addictions Counselor. She has worked as a Criminal Justice Therapist at a Drug & Alcohol Intensive Outpatient Facility in Philadelphia for three years. Over the last three years, she has been working for the Domestic Violence Action Center as the Teen Alert Program Manager. GINA SNOWDEN, YOGA California native and retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, Gina Snowden began her yoga journey in high school and her yoga teacher journey over 20 years later. She is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher through the White Lotus Foundation under Ganga White and Tracey Rich. She completed over 200-hours of inresidence training and a year of practical self-study and internship. She continues to study and grow in her personal yoga practice with Senior Iyengar teacher, Ae Ja Mobley of Oahu. Gina is the founder and director of Yoga Refuge. BONNIE TAMBLYN, VOICE OF THE CIRCLE See previous page

Coming soon! Girl Fest San Diego www.girlfestsandiego.org

A joyous place for moving meditation Honolulu’s most comprehensive mind/body movement center Four studios, fashion forward boutique for dance/ exercise wear, luxurious showers, healing room for bodywork, gorgeous art: The place to fulfill your body and soul! Classes for all: babies, children, athletes, dancers, kupuna. A myriad of exciting choices 7 days a week: Nia, Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Aikido, Tai Chi, Pilates, Power Barre, Meditation, Dance, Improv and more!

JASON TOM, BEATBOXING Born and raised in the art district of Honolulu’s Chinatown, beatboxer Jason Tom has opened for Michael Winslow, Quest Crew and the Jabbawockeez and has been beatboxing for fun on audio cassette tapes since the age of four to Michael Jackson’s “Bad” song. He is the founder of the Human Beatbox Academy and a co-founder of the ArtSmith. Growing up with asthma, he has been on tour with Music With A Message and the American Lung Association of Hawaii since 2009. Jason first became known in Hawaii for dazzling Hawaii audiences with his beatbox rendition of Billie Jean by fusing the moonwalk popping dance and the art of vocal percussion known as beatboxing. He is the “Best Solo Performer” award recipient of the 2011 Hawaii Scene Choice. He is a “Musician Deserving of a Wider Audience” in the Best of Honolulu Weekly 2009 issue voted by its readers. www.jasontom.com Cites from statistics listed on page 5 •

In Hawaii, 1 in 7 women has been raped in their lifetimes.1

1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted by age 18.2

Hawaii has the highest attempted teen suicide rate in the nation.3

Hawaii has one of the highest arrest rates of juvenile girls, and one of the highest rates of runaway offenses among girls.4

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, someone is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes in the U.S..5

In Guatemala, 2 women are murdered, on average, each day.6

In India, 8,093 cases of dowryrelated death were reported in 2007.7

Worldwide, up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against girls under 16.8

Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18, primarily in South Asia (31.3 million) and subSaharan Africa (14.1 million).9

Women and girls are 80% of the estimated 800,000 people trafficked across national borders annually, with the majority (79%) trafficked for sexual exploitation.10

1 Ruggiero, K.J. and D.G. Kilpatrick. (2003). Rape in Hawaii: A Report to the State. Charleston, SC: National Violence Against Women Prevention Center, Medical University of South Carolina. 2 Finkelhor,D, et al. “Sexual Abuse in a National Survey of Adult Men and Women: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Risk Factors.” 1990. 3 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey – Hawaii State Department of Health. 4 The Female Juvenile Offender in Hawaii: Understanding Gender Differences in Arrests, Adjudications, and Social Characteristics of Juvenile Offenders, Research and Statistics Branch Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance. 5 UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. 6 Ibid. 7 Ibid. 8 Ibid. 9 Ibid. 10 Ibid.

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Calendar at a Glance Check www.girlfesthawaii.org for any last minute program changes.

Thurs 16

Fri 17

Sat 18 VARIOUS WORKSHOPS 10am 1) T-Shirt Art Workshop 2) Learn to Surf Workshop pg 7

10am

Sun 19

Mon 20

VARIOUS WORKSHOPS 10am 1) Veil Dancing 2) Learn to Paddle Board pg 10

SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP 10-11:30am with Horiuchi Kodenkan (Ju Jitsu) at Star of the Sea School pg 12

11am

HOOP DANCING WORKSHOP 11am-12:30pm with R(e)Volve Hawaii at Fresh Cafe

12pm

BEGINNING B-GIRL WORKSHOP 12:30-2pm with B-Girl Hawaii at Fresh Cafe pg 10

2pm

POETRY WORKSHOP 2-3:30pm with Mindy Nettifee at Fresh Cafe pg 10 POETRY WORKSHOP 3-4:30pm Spoken Word with “T” Miller (Slam Champion) at St. Andrews Priory pg 7

3pm

11:30am-1pm with Vivian Best at Still & Moving Center pg 12

SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP 12-1:30pm with General Ablen’s Derobio School of Escrima at Fresh Cafe pg 12

ZINE WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS 1:30-4:30pm with Corby Plumb at Fresh Cafe - pg 12 ROLLER DERBY - DOWN & DERBY - 2-4pm - Palama Settlement Gym - pg 9

PANEL DISCUSSION 2-4pm Sexualization of Girls at UHM Ctr. for Hawaiian Studies - pg 5

LIFE BALANCE WORKSHOP

VOICE OF THE CIRCLE 1-4:30pm with Bonnie Tamblyn at Fresh Cafe - pg 12

VARIOUS WORKSHOPS 1pm 1) Tennis Workshop 2) Healthy Dating Workshop 3) Voice of the Circle pg 7

1pm

YOGA WORKSHOP 10:30am-12pm with Yoga Refuge at Fresh Cafe - pg 12

INTERMEDIATE BREAKDANCING 2:00-3:30pm with Kaos of Heart Breakerz at Fresh Cafe

BEATBOX WORKSHOP 3:30-5pm with Jason Tom at Fresh Cafe pg 10

4pm 5pm THE AMBER & MINDY SHOW 6-7pm In Your Face, Ani diFranco! at UHM Art Auditorium pg 5

6pm 7pm

ART GALLERY OPENING and Dance Party 7pm-2am Finding Light Out of the Darkness - at Manifest - pg 4

FILM: DESERT FLOWER 7:30pm at The Venue at Bambu Two pg 6

FILM: MISS REPRESENTATION 7:30pm at The Venue at Bambu Two pg 8

SOUND SISTAZ PARTY & CONCERT 8:30pm-1am Headliners: Tahiti Rey & Monarx at Mercury Bar - pg 11

8pm 9pm+

FILM: MISS REPRESENTATION 7:30pm at Sacred Hearts Academy Theater pg 11

OPENING NIGHT PARTY & CONCERT 9:30pm-1am Headliner: MamaWisdom at The Venue at Bambu Two - pg 6

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THE PEACE PARTY & CONCERT 9pm-1am Headliners: The Throwdowns at The Venue at Bambu Two - pg 8

DJs AGAINST VIOLENCE CLOSING NIGHT PARTY 8:30pm-2am KTUH DJs Michelle LaBelle, G-Spot, DJ Pearl, The Native Girl and DJ Zilla at Anna O’Briens - pg 13


Official Girl Fest Program 2012