Together with HIFF, Hawaiʻi Institute for Human Rights, UNA-USA Hawaiʻi, Amnesty International USA, Hawaiʻi Green Growth, and the Matsunaga Institute for Peace, we held 17 straight nights of HIFF short films. We enjoyed seeing families connect over these terrific menu of films.
In partnership with the Hawaiʻi State Peace Gardens Group, Iolani School, and the Hawaiʻi Pacific Health Institute, we held a professional development workshop for teachers to learn about peace gardens.
We supported the Institute for Climate & Peace and Waiwai Collective in their launch of Moʻolelo Mondays — a storytelling series inviting childrensʻ books authors from around the world to virtually share their stories to youth in the midst of the pandemic.
Together with the University of Hawaiʻi Center on Disability Studies, we organized the SPARK Conference for Self-Care & Well-Being, attracting over 100 community members to learn about the concept of peace within.
We partnered with the West Hawaiʻi Community Health Center to train their staff on our youth action planning approach — an approach they will be using with their community in West Hawaiʻi Island.
We had the opportunity to teach middle schoolers at Punahou about our work as peacebuilders, which culminated in two groups of students composing a songs about our organization and our efforts. These original songs were performed at their spring concert.
We partnered with The Peace Studio and the Liliʻu Project to make an offering for peace, showcasing the music and poetry of Queen Liliʻuokalani.