Community Events

Ohana Activities at Kohala Institute

Kohala Institute

Kohala Institute welcomed Ceeds of Peace to facilitate an ʻohana strengthening program this spring with several families from West Hawai`i Island. While Kohala Institute staff ran ʻāina-based activities with the keiki, we facilitated sessions on resolving family conflicts and proactively bringing more peace into family relationships.

Maya Soetoro-Ng Presenting a Keynote Presentation

Keynotes & Speaking Engagements

Keynotes & Speaking Engagements: Ceeds of Peace presents at various events about our unique peacebuilding approach, in an effort to facilitate peacebuilding on an even wider scale. Recent speaking engagements include: the Institute on Violence, Abuse, & Trauma Hawaiʻi International Summit, the Hawai`i Afterschool Alliance Summit, the Rotary Peace Conference, the Kaua`i Social Emotional Learning Summit, and the Hawai`i Conference on Religions for Peace.

We Are Not Climate Refugees Event at Waiwai


Ceeds has co-organized various events to bring awareness on peace-related issues, facilitate difficult conversations, and begin to tackle community issues and tensions. Most recently, we co-organized the following events:

  • We Are Not Climate Refugees: To navigate change and build peace between Hawai`i and Micronesia. We collaborated with the Institute for Climate & Peace, Waiwai Collective, Hawai`i Council for the Humanities, and We Are Oceania.
  • Koko Kondo: To hear the story of a renowned peacebuilder and survivor of the Hiroshima a-bomb. This event was co-organized by Hawai`i Technology Academy and Waiwai Collective.
  • Nagasaki Peace Ceremony: To remember the Nagasaki a-bomb and inspire peace moving forward.
  • Storytelling Series: To connect our community through the sharing of stories.  We co-organized this event with Blue Zones Project and Pono Shim of the Oahu Economic Development Board.