I still think it’s too late; months, if not years too late. But Stephen Chinen’s plans for an organized protest to keep the nickname Rainbows for University of Hawaii’s mens sports are gaining some steam.
“Rally 4 Rainbows” is set for May 3, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Bachman Hall. Those supporting Chinen and committed to attending include some former UH football players.
Chinen is also circulating a manifesto and petition, and said that athletic director Ben Jay has agreed to meet with him one-on-one. In February, Jay told the Star-Advertiser the name of all UH’s mens sports teams will be Warriors, effective July 1. (All women’s teams will officially be called Rainbow Wahine).
For more information contact Chinen at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the petition here.