The AiKea Movement launched a new TV series on ‘Ōlelo Community Media called HAWAI’I CAN, which will feature discussions on issues that affect Hawaii’s people and what we can do as a community to solve them.
The first two episodes feature Local 5 members. Episode 1, “Waikiki: Present & Future,” is hosted by Ilikai Hotel worker Joli Tokusato with guests Meynard Duyao (Hilton Hawaiian Village), Rodney Nakashima (Sheraton), and Marites Uy (Moana Surfrider). They discuss the present & future of Waikiki’s tourism industry. Hotel workers are the experts on this subject. They are the ones on property every day. They are the ones working directly with our visitors. Hawaii’s #1 industry is carried on their shoulders.
Tune into ‘OLELO 54 during the following dates & times to watch Episode 1:
- March 3 at 11:00a
- March 5 at 6:30p
- March 8 at 12:30p
- March 11 11 at 8:30a
Episode 2, “Good jobs for everyone,” is hosted by housekeepers Meynard and Marites and features guests from three seemingly different workplaces: Joli Tokusato (Ilikai Hotel), David Garcia & Kavika Stringer (Kaiser Permanente Hawai’i – Moanalua), and Tim Vandeveer (former Turtle Bay Resort worker). Workers here are experiencing very similar issues that are all part of a larger problem: corporations are putting profits over people. Look out for showtimes for Episode 2 on our website or on Facebook.
Stay tuned for more episodes of AiKea’s new show HAWAI’I CAN.