Sen. Shimabukuro To Participate on Homelessness Panel on Sept. 21: Free Market Solutions to Homelessness


September Calabash – Join us for this can’t-miss panel discussion!

GIH03September Calabash:
Free Market Solutions to Homelessness and Affordable Housing

Monday, September 21st
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Pacific Club

A panel discussion on the economic roots of and solutions for Hawaii’s biggest issue.


Moderated by Keli’i Akina, PhD, President of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
Keli'i Akina

Hawaii has the highest homelessness rate in the nation, and many economists assert that this is made worse by government policies.

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii will present researching showing that free market policies may help to alleviate homelessness and poverty in Hawaii.

Panelists will give feedback and commentary on our research while also offering their own unique first-hand perspectives on the issue.

Our expert panel will include:

  • Senator Maile Shimabukuro
  • Victor Geminiani of Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice
  • Connie Mitchell, MS, APRN, BC of The Institute for Human Services
  • Representative Andria Tupola
  • Erin Rutherford of Catholic Charities Hawaii
  • Lisa Darcy, Ho’omoana Foundation
  • Scott Morishige, State Coordinator on Homelessness

We hope you can come participate in this amazing event!
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