Peace Day Hawai'i 2012September 23, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Pearl City Urban Garden Center, 955 Kamehameha Highway, Pearl City
PEACE DAY HAWAI’I 2012
We invite you to join us in celebration of Peace Day Hawai’i 2012 at the University of Hawai’i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Pearl City Urban Garden Center (UGC). This year our theme is "cultivating peace" by introducing peace gardens at UGC in educational partnerships with schools and community.
The UGC will be open to the public between 1-5pm to explore the gardens. The main program is 3-4pm with the dedication of the Peace Garden, Distinquished Peacemaker Awards, planting of the peace tree, groundbreaking for the first two peace gardens.
Parking is available on the grounds.
Seating is limited, so we ask that you bring outdoor seating and sun protection as needed.
Guest Speaker: Maya Sortero Ng, educator for peace education.
Special performance by Jeff Peterson, winner of two Grammy and three Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards.
Come early or stay late to experience the garden sites, sounds, smells, and educational materials at your leisure! Free entry, entertainment, food and fun for all ages.
Visit our website: www.peacegardenhawaii.com
January 2007, Hawai'i state legislators passed the Resolution …. “that September 21 of each year shall be known and recognized as “Peace Day” to promote peace programs, improve international relations, and increase educational awareness of peace…All citizens shall be encouraged to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on peace day.”
On April 18, 2007, the Governor signed House Bill 345 into law as Act 23, which made Hawaii the first state in the United States to officially recognize the United Nation's International Day of Peace, now celebrated in more than 200 countries worldwide.
In establishing Peace Day Hawai'i, state legislators united in asking the people of Hawai’i, as the United Nations General Assembly asked the peoples of the world, to devote a specific time to concentrate their efforts throughout the Hawaiian Islands in promoting the ideals and practices of peace in all viable ways devoted to strengthening and sustaining peace within oneself, in relation with others, in honor of the environment and commitment to global unity.
College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, University of Hawaii
Jeannie Lum, 956-4244, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.peacegardenhawaii.com; www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/ougc/index.asp