Peace Day Festival Schedule for This Week


Peace Film Series, Honokaa Peoples Theater.  6:30-9:00pm  $2 per person ($1 to help cover HPT costs, $1 donation to Carteret Islands Project)

See the film that started it all, “The Day After Peace,” award-winning feature length documentary by Jeremy Gilley who started the global movement to establish the United Nations International Day of Peace

PLUS special talk-story presentation about Kilinailau (Carteret) Islands.  Learn about the Earth’s first “environmental refugees” from Steve and Jacinta Hanks, whose family is living there, along with 2,000 indigenous people who must relocate before their home is inundated by the ocean in 2015 or before.

Then, screening of the film “Sun Come Up,” telling the Islanders’ story, courtesy of filmmakers Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger.

SATURDAY, September 18

10am-3pm  “Open Farm” at Mauna Kea Tea Company–partnering with Peace Day Parade in Honokaa to promote peace through tea.  We will have a garden walk with focus on cultivating inner peace with natural farming and tea.

1-3pm  Open to everybody!  Poetry slam workshop by Youth Speaks Hawaii at NHERC!  Be inspired by the two-time International champions and discover your inner poet in this freestyle, energy-charged creative form of expression. Free.

“Art4Peace” We are working with Mar Ortaleza, with the Abled Hawaii Arts (aha!) group, to present afree Chalk Art event at the Botelho Building Saturday afternoon.  Chalks, encouragement and applause provided free — a great expression for all ages. Free.

5-7pm, A Real Poetry Slam at Feel My Bean.  Mahalo, Feel My Bean, for making space available for our new poetry slam poets and seasoned slammers from Youth Speaks Hawaii!  Menu available – please come and support our poets and our hosts!  PLUS, a special appearance and booksigning by Capt. Paul K. Chappell, internationally known speaker, author, peace activist and US veteran. Archbishop Tutu says, “Captain Paul K. Chappell has given us a crucial look at war and peace from the unique perspective of a soldier…The End of War can help people everywhere understand why war must end, and how together we can end it.”

You won’t want to miss this one of a kind opportunity.


11:00am  The Parade!  Stepping off from Honoka’a High School, along Mamane Street and up to the County Sports Complex.  Various stops and performances at narrator stands along the route.

12:00 noon  Peace Day Festival.  Honokaa Sports Complex.  Numerous food booths, crafts and community groups, live entertainment onstage, plus a large community Bon Dance, ringing of the Peace Bell and release of doves.  Large silent auction to benefit the Peace Committee.

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