September 1 is the 175th anniversary of the birth of Queen Lili'uokalani.
A major public celebration, expected to draw thousands of people, will take place on September 1 at 'Iolani Palace in Honolulu.
All people from the Hawaii Forgiveness Project have been invited to attend, to bring lei and to make lei together on that day, for a presentation of a community lei in memory of the Queen.
Details in the poster below.
You may also download the poster here.
Lei Making Commitments:
Individual members of Queen Emma, Ka Lei Maile Alii, Ko'olauloa, Pearl Harbor and Wahiawa Hawaiian Civic Clubs on Oahu and kupuna from Hilo, Pahoa, Waimea, Kona on Hawaii island
Need more ti leaves:
We are always looking for more ti leaves. Mahalo for ti leaf contributions from all over Oahu.
Please call or email Evern Williams, 392-1486, firstname.lastname@example.org; instructions on preparation of ti leaves in the video below
Special Mahalo to Auntie Rawleen Fisher, Auntie Aloha Kekipi, Auntie Rawlette Kraut and Uncle David Molina who have been making lei even since they recorded their ti leaf lei video!
And to Evern Williams for helping to co-ordinate everything, to Bradford Kaiwi Lum for managing the lei-making on Forgiveness Day, to Elizabeth Reveley for being an enthusistic student, organizer and lei maker.
Download the brochure and schedule here
The video below will teach you how to make ti-leaf lei yourself.
Learn how to prepare your own ti leaves, weave them...and how to weave beauty into your heart while you do.
Produced by Olelo Community Media Volunteers for the Hawaii Forgiveness Project, with the assistance of the Queen Emma Hawaiian Civic Club.