Every pivot needs a fulcrum, the support about which a lever turns. Hawaiʻi is the fulcrum of the U.S. military pivot in the Pacific. Last November, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action… the United States stands at a pivot point.” This policy will result in devastating social and environmental impacts for our islands and for the other peoples and lands affected by this military expansion.
We who strive for peace, human rights and social and economic justice also stand at a pivot point; we can either give in and go along with the militarization and its economic enticements, or stand up, speak out, and oppose this condition of endless war to demand a more just and sustainable future for our islands. Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice (HPJ) is working with grassroots organizations and networks in Hawaiʻi and across the Pacific and Asia to build a movement for a better world.
You may already know that our activist work, grounded in the 42-year history of the AFSC-Hawai’i Area Program, remains committed to continuing to build communities of peace and justice. We welcome all who want to create with us an alternative vision. What are the economics of peace? What is a peace education? How can we help generate a culture, an ethic, of pono; balance, right, just and fair order among all people?
We have been extremely active this year and expect to continue programs that plant seeds of peace, justice and environmental sustainability. These accomplishments would not have been possible without you, and we are grateful for your continued support. We ask you to join us in working for this visionary future. For $10/month, you are invited to become a Sustaining Friend of Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice. Help us continue and expand our work to make Hawaiʻi a fulcrum of peace and justice.
Mahalo and Aloha,
Board Members: Ikaika Hussey, Stephen Dinion, Deja Ostrowski, Sandy Yee, Kyle Kajihiro, Soo Sun Choe, Jamie Oshiro; Staff: Renie Wong, Terri Kekoʻolani, Eri Oura
Note cards and 2013 Calendar
I ka ‘olelo no ke ola, i ka ‘olelo no ka make.
Translation: In speech is life, in speech is death.
Words can be a source for healing or destroying. In our 2013 calendar and card series, we are remembering the naming of places in Hawai’i and spreading a dissenting geographic narrative that questions the legitimacy of the dominant narrative of militarization. In our remembering, we resist the destructive impacts of war and militarization and unjust social and economic policies.
This holiday season send a message of peace while supporting grassroots work to grow an alternative future based on meeting human needs, protecting the environment and preserving culture, self-determination and human rights. The full suggested donation for your cards or 2013 calendar funds education and de-militarization projects by Hawai’i Peace and Justice, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The cards you send also allow you to join in our peace work, spreading a counter narrative of our geography in resistance to further war, militarization and destruction of our environment.
This Calendar has for each month images of Le’ahi (Diamond Head), Puowaina (Punchbowl), Makua, Pu’uloa (Pearl Harbor area) and other places with narratives. Calendars also include notations of significant days in the history of Hawai’i and social justice movements
Suggested Donation: $30.00
set of 12 with images of Le’ahi (Diamond Head), Puowaina (Punchbowl), Makua, Pu’uloa (Pearl Harbor area) and other places with narratives.
Suggested Donation: $20.00
To Order: Complete form and submit donation to HPJ, 2426 O’ahu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96822
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