Monday, September 22, 2008


ALSO, TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO REALLY VOTE ON NOV. 4, here is the website where you can check your registration and your polling place: Click on the pink "Polling Place Locator" on the right side of this page. You'll input your name and your birth date (00/00/00) and a map will pop up with your poll.
IF YOU AREN'T REGISTERED, OCTOBER 6 IS THE DEADLINE. You can download the form at this site, fill it out, and mail it in. All islands' clerk's offices addresses are listed.

Friday, September 19, 2008


PEACE DAY FESTIVAL & Voices for Peace
Sunday, September 21st, 1 p.m. to sunset
in the Keopuolani Park amphitheater (At the Maui Nui Botanical Garden,
150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului, also the location of the old zoo).
Free parking across the street at the
War Memorial stadium.

To celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace,
we gather as a community to celebrate and affirm our shared vision of peace.

The FREE cross-cultural program includes music, hula, drumming, food,
keiki activities, and community information tables.

Musicians and speakers include Leiʼohu Ryder, Aunty Emma Veary,
Uncle Richard Hoʼopiʼi, Maui Taiko Drummers, Marty Dread, Mayor Tavares,
Ram Dass and many more.

At 3:36 p.m. a weeklong song/chant for Peace begins at the Festival, where Maui
voices will continuously carry the vibration of Peace across the island in increments
of 336 half-hours, culminating seven days later, September 28 at 3 p.m., during a
special closing ceremony at the Maui Arts & Cultural Centerʼs Castle Theater.

If you want to join your voice and your commitment to sing or chant for Peace,
however you choose, from wherever you are on Maui, for 30 minutes, register
for your half-hour segment at or call Bonnie Newman
at 283-0645.

Visit MAUI PEACE ACTION'S table to get copies of Cindy Sheehan's book
"Not One More Mother's Child" for a small donation, courtesy of Koa Books.
Mahalo! World Peace Sing and Careers in Peacemaking information also will
be at our table. Co-sponsored by Unity Church of Maui, Kukuipuka Ohana,
Maui Peace Action, Mandala Ethnic Arts, the Young Buddhists Association
and the Maui Hongwanji Council.
Maui Peace Action is on the web at, and our voice mail is 808 573-3255.

Mission Statement: Maui Peace Action is a diverse group of citizens
committed to ho'omaluhia (making peace). We encourage disarmament through
peaceful international cooperation, protest pre-emptive aggression, promote
nonviolent solutions to world conflict, and educate for social justice.

"Jennifer Jensen"