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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 20, 2008

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Advertiser Staff

  • Today, 5:30 p.m. Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway. Entertainment by Tennyson Stephens. 7 p.m. screening of "From Shtetl to Swing," a 52-minute video that tells the story of the cross-pollination of Jewish and African-American musical influences.

  • Today, 7 p.m. Annual candlelight Nagasaki Peace Bell Ringing Ceremony on the Honolulu Hale civic grounds.

  • Tomorrow, 8 a.m.-noon, Kapa'a Quarry Road, Kailua. Youth volunteers participate in the National Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to help the cultural and environmental restoration and preservation at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, a state park reserve that is home to some of Hawai'i's threatened wetland birds. Participants will include the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps and 'Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi, with support from the Corps network and Kamehameha Schools. For more information, call 735-1221

  • Tomorrow, 9 a.m. 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade begins at Magic Island, travels through Ala Moana to Kalakaua Avenue to Monsarrat, and ends at Kapi'olani Park, where the post-parade Unity Rally is scheduled to begin around 10 a.m. with food, entertainment, community booths and other vendors. More information at www.mlk-hawaii.com.

  • Tomorrow, 10-11 a.m., Hilo, Pauahi Street and Kamehameha Avenue. Sign-holding vigil on a variety of social justice and peace issues; 11 a.m.-noon, open microphone under the monkeypod trees nearby for people to share their vision of "What Would Martin Do?" on the issues of Hawaiian sovereignty, military radiation contamination, the war in Iraq, the threat of a U.S. war against Iran, genetic engineering of kalo and other topics.

  • Tomorrow, 7 p.m., Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave. The Rev. Robert Nakata will be this year's recipient of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award. Nakata is the pastor of Kahalu'u United Methodist Church and a former state senator and representative. For more information, call 949-2220.