Category Archives: Growing Youth

Students and Community Hold a Day of Remembrance on the 59th Anniversary of the “Bravo” Nuclear Blast

OCEANIA RISING! is an event organized by University of Hawaiʻi students in partnership with community members in remembrance of the 59th Anniversary of the “Bravo” nuclear test in Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Marshallese nuclear survivors will share their stories about the effects of the 67 U.S. nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands.   […]

“High Students Ask for Privacy from the Military”

High School Students Request that Their Privacy from the Military is Respected Students from Hawai‘i’s public schools are asking for their right to protect their privacy from the military, as specified by Federal law. Currently, students are given a vague notification of privacy rights that has no mention of the release of their private information […]

HPJ around town January 2013

As President Barack Obama spent his last day, January 5, in Hawaii, representatives from Hawaii Peace and Justice and World Can’t Wait protested his assassin drone program and lack of effort on Palestinian issues in front of his Hawaii vacation home. On January 18, Board member Ikaika Hussey presented the Hawaii Independent’s Ideas Summit 2013. […]

Kyle Kajihiro, 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peacemaker Award

Star Advertiser, Saturday, Jan.19, 2013 College struggles shaped award winner’s views Kyle Kajihiro became involved in social justice efforts after experiencing racism on the mainland By Pat Gee POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 19, 2013 Kyle Kajihiro, winner of Church of the Crossroads’ 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award, said his becoming a peace […]

Aloha, ʻOhana and Friends of Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice

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 […]

Visualizing Hope in Wai’anae

Hawai’i Peace and Justice is committed to developing youth leaders for making positive social change. Since 2009, we have conducted an environmental justice education program with Wai’anae youth – Ka Makani Kaiāulu o Wai’anae. The program uses popular education methods and hands-on place-based and culture-based learning to develop critical understanding of the social and environmental […]

This Thursday 4/12 – See “Race to Nowhere”, a documentary about the unintended consequences of “No Child Left Behind/Race to the Top” education policies

Aloha Kakou – Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice is cosponsoring a showing of the film “Race to Nowhere” is a documentary exposing the legacy & unintended consequences of “No Child Left Behind/Race to the Top” education policies, particularly through the viewpoint of students & teachers. This film is being hosted by a Student Allied Voices for […]

URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE KULANI LAND AND REVERSE THE TRANSFER TO THE NATIONAL GUARD

URGENT ACTION TO SAVE KULANI LAND AND REVERSE THE TRANSFER TO THE NATIONAL GUARD Kat Brady of the Community Alliance on Prisons issued a call to contact Gov. Abercrombie ASAP and urge him to revoke the executive order that transferred Kulani prison land to the State Department of Defense for a military Youth ChalleNGe acadey. […]