Free Hawai’i (Kawena’ulaokalā Kapahua)

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Kawenaʻulaokalā Kapahua is an organizer and activist in the Hawaiian independence movement, as well as the labor movement and campaigns to protect and preserve Hawai’i’s sacred places. He lives on the island of O’ahu. Follow him on Twitter at @Kue_Kawena.

Be sure to check out my earlier piece, “Puerto Rico Cannot Become Another Hawai’i.”

Hector is the editor of MANO. He's also the host of Latinish and Hits from the Brain. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's a former deputy editor of Latino Rebels, as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He has contributed to RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Hector studied history (for some reason) at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his focus was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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