Peace Day is Sept. 21, which is celebrated throughout the world as the United Nations International Day of Peace. We've been busy helping with the preparations for this exciting first-time event -- a celebration of peace through speeches and performances. Please join us for the event at the State Capitol on Sept. 21. We'll have more details soon.
For more on Peace Day, visit the Peace Day wesbite.
Peace Day Art Contest
People of all ages from around the state are invited to submit an artistic expression of what "peace" means to them. The art work will be displayed at the Capitol and award winners will be announced at a special ceremony.
Here's how to submit expressions of peace:
Format: For this first year, art work format will be limited to 2-dimensional art such as paintings, drawing, prints or posters; and literary submissions 500 words or less, such as stories, essays and poetry.
Eligibility: Everyone! People of all ages are encouraged to participate.
Information required: Please include your name, age, mailing address and telephone number. If desired, you may also include a brief bio and explanation of the piece submitted.
Mail to: Dr. Jeannie Lum, Matsunaga Institute for Peace, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Saunders Hall #723, 2424 Maile Way, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.
Or drop off in person to: Office of Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu, State Capitol, Room 427.
Questions? Call Rep. Karamatsu's office at (808) 586-8490 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.