Student Teach-In: Why Voting Matters – Nov. 1, 2018

Marshall Sahlins is credited with the imaginative innovation, in the 1960s, of the teach in which, unlike the strike, is a constructive process in which participants bring all their knowledge of a critical issue of public concern to the university, with the aim of generating publicity and action. (1)

Student Teach-In: Why Voting Matters

University of Hawai’i – Maui College

 November 1, 2018

  • History of Voting & Voting Rights                                       
    • In Hawaiian Kingdom
    • In the United States
  • Inside the Numbers
    • Population of Hawai’i
    • Population of Maui County
    • Amount of Eligible Voters
    • Amount of Registered Voters
    • Percentage of People Who Vote
  • Why Your Vote Matters
    • Positive Aspects of Voting?
    • Negative Aspects of Voting?
    • Civic Duty
    • Voter Suppression
    • Gerrymandering
  • Voting Around the World
    • Restrictions on Voting
    • Techniques to Increase Voting

Important links:

Brennan Center for Justice – Hawai’i Voting Guide

Think the Vote

Ballotpedia – Hawai’i

Gerrymandering in the U.S.

Vote Save America

Students from my World History I class held a teach-in to discuss ‘Why Voting Matters’ on the Maui College campus.

Our audience included students and several Maui County Council candidates, including Trinette Furtado, Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, Rick Nava, Tamara Paltin, Alika Atay, Claire Carroll, and South Maui State Representative Tina Wildberger.

Students shared their research on the outline we formulated for our discussion.

The discussion highlighted topics ranging from the history of voting in the Hawaiian Kingdom to gerrymandering to voting restrictions around the world.


(1) ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY Vol 25 No 1, February 2009