Island film stars to engage youth at peace forum
By Zenaida Serrano
Advertiser Staff Writer
By Zenaida Serrano
Actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and filmmaker Edgy Lee are among the notables who will be promoting a sustainable global society at the Aloha Peace Forum 2006, Oct. 14 and 15 at the SGI-USA Hawai'i Culture Center.
The forum encourages youth and adults to take action to promote a society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace, which are based on the principles of the Earth Charter. The charter is a declaration and worldwide initiative under the organization, Earth Charter International (www.earthcharter.org).
The forum is also among the events held in conjunction with the state's Children and Youth Month.
Organizers want young people to know "that they are going to create their future," said Joanne Tachibana, president of the United Nations Association — Hawai'i Division. The association and SGI-USA Hawai'i are co-sponsoring the event.
Tagawa, host of the Aloha Peace Forum 2006, joins Hawaiian cultural and environmental expert Ramsay Taum, who will give a presentation on "A Cultural Approach to Sustainability" on Oct. 14; Lee's presentation, "The Sustainable Mind," takes place on Oct. 15.
The presentations will be followed by break-out workshop sessions based on one or more of the four Earth Charter principles: Respect and Care for the Community of Life; Ecological Integrity; Social And Economic Justice; and Democracy, Nonviolence, and Peace.
Other workshops include:
CHILDREN AND YOUTH MONTH
McDonald's & Hawai'i Children's Trust Fund's Children & Youth Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow; state Capitol, 'Iolani Palace, Washington Place, Hawai'i State Art Museum and Honolulu Hale; free. 586-6130 or email@example.com
Child Safety and Booster Seat Checkup: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow, state Department of Health's Miller Street parking lot (enter on Punchbowl Street); free. 537-7117
Hawai'i Student Film Festival and Hawai'i Student Television Showcase: see students' videos, 10 a.m.3 p.m. tomorrow, Kalanimoku Building (corner of Punchbowl and Beretania streets); free. 671-5219 or www.hawaiistudentfilmfestival.org
18th annual Talk Story Festival: Hawai'i's largest and oldest storytelling celebration, featuring Alton Chung, Bernice Hirai and Jeff Gere, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 15; also, a storytelling workshop 1-4 p.m Oct. 15; McCoy Pavilion's auditorium at Ala Moana Beach Park; free. 692-5751 or www.honoluluparks.com
Teen Read Week: Learn to prepare for college, choose a career and lead an active life, Oct. 15-21, programs at selected libraries across the state. 831-6878 or www.librarieshawaii.org
Keiki Caucus Summit: "Many Voices, One Dream — Building a Healthy Sustainable Future for Hawaii," to define issues and develop priority actions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20, state Capitol auditorium; free. 586-6130 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kapi'olani Medical Center Pali Momi's Family Health Fair: health screenings and activities for families, 9 a.m.-noon. Oct. 21, Kapi'olani Medical Center at Pali Momi; free. 485-4329
Child Safety and Booster Seat Checkup: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Toys "R" Us, Pearlridge, parking lot; free. 983-8159
Straub Foundation's KidsFest: games, exhibits and entertainment to promote healthy lifestyles and increase awareness of injury prevention and drug abuse, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22, Bishop Museum; free. 524-6755
Windward Mall's Safety Trick or Treat: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Windward Mall; free. 235-1143 or www.windwardmall.com
Bishop Museum Treat Street, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Bishop Museum; free. 847-3511 or www.bishopmuseum.org
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