YHCR: 2015 Peace Day

Read about Peace Day here » (pdf)
(Posted September 8, 2015)

Peace Day Interfaith Celebration
Friday, September 18, 2015
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
1727 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI 96813

Monday, September 21, 2015
International Day of Peace Family Event
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Magic Island picnic area 40
Join families across the world singing the peace song “May All Children.”

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace.  On this day, the HSTA Youth, Human, and Civil Rights Committee encourages all members to do one thing to support Peace Day.

Watch for more information on peace events in other locations around the state.

The Annual Parade and Festival for the United National International Day of Peace in Honokaa is the largest Peace Day event in Hawaii:

Who We Are:  The Peace Committee, producers of the 9th Annual Parade and
Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace
Where It Is: Honokaa, Big Island of Hawaii
Where Is It:  Parade and Festival—Saturday, September 26, 2015, 4 p.m.
What Else Are We Doing:
    Day of Mindfulness
    Read for Peace
    Peace Poster Contest
Click Here for more information.

How You Can Help: We are seeking participation and support for our events.
    Click here for more information.

International Day of Peace
International Day of Peace 2015: “Partnerships for Peace — Dignity for All”

The International Day of Peace was established by United Nations Resolution in 1981 as an annual day of non-violence and cease fire. Anyone anywhere can participate in International Day of Peace, whether they are soldiers participating in ceasefire, or a civilian simply lighting a candle in honor of the Peace Day.

International Day of Peace Classroom Resources
Use these resources to teach about peace, conflict, and justice as you observe the International Day of Peace in your classroom and school.

Hawai’i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Urban Garden Center
Pearl City, Hawaii

Urban Garden Location and Directions HERE>>>


International Day of Peace

September 21, 2015 - 05:00 PM / 08:00 PM
Storybook Theatre’s Sparky’s garden
This year’s theme is ‘Partnerships for Peace’. Join us for potluck and special guest speakers. Starting at Storybook Theatre’s Sparky’s garden with a candle light walk to Hanapepe Soto Zen Temple.



Chair: Miles Okumura - Hamakua Chapter

Tina Miyataki - Hilo Chapter

Kathryn Jean Penwell - Kona Chapter

Alicia Miyashiro - Kauai Chapter

Donald Jones - Lanai Chapter

Rob Harper-O’Connor - Maui Chapter

Tilana Kalei Kawaa - Molokai Chapter

Cheryl Iwasaki - Central Chapter

Clifford Neal Lim - Honolulu Chapter

Ashlie Salas-Selem - Leeward Chapter

Christian Santomauro - Windward Chapter

Gwen Kurashima - Governance Specialist


Corey Rosenlee

HSTA President

Justin Hughey

HSTA Vice President

Wilbert Holck

Executive Director

Updated August 24, 2015