Eruption of Domestic Harmony from
Pahoa, and Captain Cook, Hawai'I
Domestic Harmony Awareness
are projects of the
are Guests of
the Hawaiian People
1990-2008 Domestic Harmony Awareness Initiative, Sirius Institute,
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Pahoa accepts designation as the
home of Domestic Harmony
The board of Mainstreet Pahoa voted recently
to accept the designation of
"Pahoa as the home of Domestic Harmony".
In a unanimous vote the board accepted the motion after hearing from
Vice-President Star Newland that Pahoa was the birthplace of domestic
harmony awareness six+ years ago when the first events were held with
Angel Festivals and Bay Clinic.
" Since this was initiated here we have seen our outreach grow
and grow beyond Pahoa to East Hawaii , island wide, to other islands,
other states and now other countries," reported Ms. Newland. "We
started with just a few people involved or even interested then to now
when we are touching many thousands". The Governor, Mayor and County
Council have offered support through the proclamations they have provided.
" Looking at the recent articles in our local papers reveals an
underlying trend towards more violence starting with our children. Research
shows a distinct linkage between domestic violence and drug and alcohol
issues. It just makes sense morally, socially and economically that
whatever we can do to bring more harmony to our lives and communities
will reduce these related problems associated with domestic violence,"
continued Ms Newland.
For those reasons this is the year of the Domestic Harmony Awareness
Initiative 2006 which includes local music events, literacy activities,
skits for intermediate and high school students about changing language
to change outcomes, art for youth. Giveaways include the "Wearin'
o' the green" neon green ribbons, and "Just say Yes to Domestic
Harmony" bumper stickers, harmony t-shirt art projects, and prizes
for the entries in the t-shirt and poster harmony art event at the Domestic
Harmony Awareness Day concert at Kea'au Village Market, on November
11, 2006 from 10:30 to 4/pau.
The safe baby resolution coming before this new legislative session
is about changing policy it add as addresses some of the more root causes
of domestic violence - the violent gestations and births that many
of our babies continue to be subject to. This is being introduced
in at least 4 states and four countries. Gentle births more often lead
to more gentle babies.
The kick-off event for Domestic Harmony Awareness Month will be at Shaka's
Nightclub in Pahoa Village , November 9, between 4 and 7 pm.
Pule by Ernie Cruz, dedicating Pahoa to domestic harmony.
Entertainment featuring local icons
Puna Keliihoomalu and Friends, Lola, Andrew and Ray, Max and Friends
of the Red Road and other performers.
ofThe public are welcome to join for open mic night.
Interested in more details please call: Star Newland 896 8658
Go to www.planetpuna.com/dharmony
throughout the month to keep up to date on proclamations, upcoming events
and how you can be involved.