Regenerative Tourism and Restorative Economies in Hawaiʻi

Inspired by the film Eating Up Easter, which examines cultural preservation and the impacts of tourism in Rapa Nui, HoMA is proud to host a timely community conversation featuring local changemakers who are re-envisioning our local economies, questioning business as usual, and working to ensure the future sustainability for Hawaiʻi. The conversation will focus on the current impacts of tourism in light of COVID-19 and how we can consider the practices of regenerative tourism and restorative economies in our community’s path forward. As tourism in Hawaiʻi begins to open up again, these challenging conversations are vital as we navigate new ways of functioning as a society. Join us as we bridge conversations between a diverse panel of local innovators, business leaders, and creatives. The event will be free to the public with RSVP.
Moderated by filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, the Live Zoom conversation will run approximately 90 minutes: a 60 min moderated panel will be followed by a 30 minute audience Q&A. The conversation will be preceded by a free online film screening of Eating Up Easter.
2pm HST Eating Up Easter (30 min)
2:30-3:30pm HST Intro + Moderated Panel
3:30-4pm HST Audience Q&A + Closing