Queen Lili’uokalani Honored at Hawai’i International Forgiveness Day
Special Event in the Rotunda, at the State Capitol of Hawaii, Honolulu
Representatives of the Estate and legacy of the Queen’
This event is free, and open to all. Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged; free reservations at: http://www.hawaiiforgivenessproject.org/
All members of the Board of Trustees the Queen Lili’uoklanai Trust will be on hand: Thomas Kaulukukui Jr., Patrick K.S.L. Yim, and Claire L. Asam. Helping to co-ordinate the event is Roger Epstein, respected local attorney at Cades-Schutte. He said, “This event is an opportunity to tell the Queen’
Details of the Queen’
A unique aspect of this event will be the making of ti-leaf lei. A coalition of Hawaiian community groups will teach how a traditional ti lei is made, and kupuna (instructors)
All members of the State Legislature and Executive, and all members of the City/County Administration and City Council, are being invited to attend. The event is endorsed and sponsored on behalf of the State of Hawai’
Kumu John Keola Lake’s Halau Mele, under the current leadership of kumu oli Sam Gon and kumu hula Mahealani Wong, will be opening the event with oli -- chants to honor the Queen. Musician George Kahumoku Jr. will perform songs dedicated to the Queen, including chants and songs from his collection, ‘E Lili’u. Ku’uipo Kumukahi, a beloved singer and songwriter of traditional Hawaiian music, will share her music in honor of the Queen. Both George Kahumoku and Ku’uipo Kumokahi are multiple winners of Na Hoku Hanohano awards, and George Kahumoku is a Grammy award winner.
Local filmmaker Meleanna Aluli Meyer will share the progress of Ku’u ‘Āina Aloha (Beloved Land, Beloved Country) -- a film in production about the Queen’
The dynamic Poka Laenui will share his vision of the Queen’
Forgiveness Arts Awards dedicated to the Queen will be presented -- and entries are now open to the public, online. Anyone may enter original work into the Images or Poetry category, no charge:
The winning images will be on display on August 4, and the winning poets will read their work. A full gallery of past years' winners -- artists and poets of aloha -- is available at the link above, to get an idea of what is meant by "Forgiveness Arts."
International Forgiveness Day is celebrated in more than 80 countries, and the festival here in Hawaii is consistently one of the largest in the world. It is organized by a coalition of community groups, professionals, religious organizations, business and government people who support a lifestyle of forgiveness in Hawaii, based on the values of traditional Hawaiian culture and the spirit of aloha. Supporting local groups and businesses include All Believers Network, Cades-Schutte Law Firm, Creative Sound, Hawaii Tents and Events, Holistic Hawaii, Interfaith Alliance, Office of Youth Services-State of Hawaii, Seicho No-ie, Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center, Peace Day Hawaii, Voyage of Aloha, Zhou Enlai Peace Institute.
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