Hawai'i International Forgiveness Day
Complimentary Virtual On-Line Event
Celebrates Heroes of Forgiveness
Sunday, August 1, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
HONOLULU, July 15, 2021: The 19th
Annual Hawai'i International Forgiveness Day is a family festival,
celebrating the healing power of forgiveness. This year's theme:
Explore, Dream, Discover... reflects the many facets of forgiveness.
Sponsored by the Hawaii Forgiveness Project and presented on Zoom, the
program is hosted by renowned Hawaiian music master, Aaron Mahi,
and recognizes Anson "Kaipo" Paiva of the Honolulu Police
Department, and Uncle Bruce Keaulani, founder of the Living
Program highlights include:
• Emcee Hawaiian cultural practitioner Aaron Mahi
sharing mana'o and mele of Queen Lili'uokalani, beloved by her people
for her aloha while striving for justice of wrongdoing.
• Special tribute for the late Haunani-Kay Trask,
dedicated fearless leader who strongly addressed inequities in society,
and inspired Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Scholars worldwide.
• JoYi Rhyss (2020 Hawai'i Forgiveness Hero)
brings mindful-forgiveness training into sectors of community.
• Roger Epstein, one of the founders for the
Hawai'i Forgiveness Project, will share on establishing Hawai'i as the
World Interfaith Harmony Capitol.
• Joy Alboro (2018 Hawai'i Forgiveness Hero)
speaks powerfully on how the forgiveness journey continues to bring new
insights and peace following her many years of trauma.
Kumu Aaron Mahi
The event will also recognize the 2021 Hawai'i Forgiveness Heroes
-- people who have demonstrated the transformative power of forgiveness
in their lives. They will share their experiences personally, and we
will be honored for their example.
• Anson "Kaipo" Paiva,
Honolulu Police Department, has taught hundreds of students the
forgiveness life skill through his community work as a police officer.
• Uncle Bruce Keaulani,
Founder of Living Life Source Foundation, practices Native Hawaiian
cultural practices, including Ho'oponopono, lomi lomi, and
establishment of Kauhale.
Merton Chinen, one of the organizers
of this event and former Executive Director of Youth Services for the
State of Hawaii, said, "Since its inception almost 20 years ago, the
Forgiveness Project has been inspired by people from all around the
world -- Fred Luskin at Stanford and Jerry and Diane Jampolsky from
Attitudinal Healing, who were with us from the start. Through the
years, this annual summer festival has united thousands of people from
all walks of life -- from judges and legislators to community leaders,
farmers and teachers -- to consider forgiveness as a new beginning.
"As a way to recognize and understand the past and forgive, to find
justice and reconciliation through the practice of profound spiritual
values, to transform tragedy into triumph. We're proud to continue in
that tradition, this August 1."
Everyone, of all ages and lifestyles, is
encouraged to visit http://www.hawaiiforgivenessproject.org
to register for free, and get the link for this rejuvenating summer
afternoon event. The perfect way to move forward from the pandemic to
Uncle Bruce Keaulani
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