2009 Events

Posted by Lee Gordon on 1st January 2009

JANUARY 15-16, 2009

The University of Hawaii Faculty of African Descent presents:
The Third Biennial Winter Institute For Black Studies
The ‘Alternative’ African Diaspora: Interdisciplinary Roundtables on Emergent, Oppositional and New Discourses in the Field.
Please see www.uhwibs.com for further information.

Friday January 16th, 2009
12:00 Noon
Royal Hawaiian Band Concert at Iolani Palace
Hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coalition-Hawaii, the Royal Hawaiian Band (RHB) Concert at Iolani Palace is dedicated to Queen Liliuokalani and Dr. King. The RHB under the direction of Bandmaster Michael Nakasone, was founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III and is one of the last living links to Hawaii’s monarchy. Now an agency of the City & County of Honolulu, the RHB is the only full-time municipal band in the United States. Learn more about Hawaii’s cultural treasure HERE.

Friday January 16th, 2009
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The Soka Gakkai International USA (SGI-USA) Buddist Association
for Peace, Culture & Education presents
The Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series

The 2009 Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series in Hawaii features Dr. Lawrence E. Carter Sr., Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Carter is recognized for his significant contributions in the promotion of peace, education and culture through lectures and exhibits in our local, national, and global communities.

Dr. Carter will present a lecture entitled, Affirming the Dignity of All. The Culture of Peace speaker series encourages the humanistic philosophy and values of nonviolence, personal transformation, and responsible citizenship. Our common values of peace, inspires hope and change in a time of conflict and uncertainty. Join us in strengthening our common thread of humanity as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Punahou School, Thurston Chapel, 1601 Punahou Street
Telephone 595-6324 or email vovhawaii@gmail.com
Learn about SGI-USA HERE.

Saturday January 17th, 2009
5:30 pm
The 100th anniversary NAACP Awards Gala. Details and ticket information HERE.

Sunday January 18th, 2009
5:30 pm
Candlelight Nagasaki Peace Bell Ringing Ceremony

The Annual Candlelight Nagasaki Peace Bell Ringing Ceremony on the Civic Center grounds of Honolulu Hale; Lauhala and Beretania Streets. The event is also Hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coalition-Hawaii. Learn more about the International Peace Bells HERE.

Monday January 19th, 2009
9:00 am
The 21st Annual Parade & Unity Rally
Our parade forms at Magic Island beginning at 7:30 am then travels through Waikiki on Kalakaua Avenue, and culminates with a post-parade Unity Rally at Kapiolani Park. There, the bandstand comes alive with stellar music and entertainment, families can enjoy great local & ethnic foods, a children’s playground, community booths, and a variety of interesting vendors. Hawaii’s parade is truly “the people’s parade”. In 2008, over 50 units and some 1000 people marched or rode in the parade, many thousands watched from the sidewalks and buildings in Waikiki, and an estimated 3000 attended the 2008 post-parade celebration. View photos of the 2008 Parade & Unity Rally HERE.

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