During Hawaii's "Furlough Fridays" in 2010, students had to find alternatives to maximize their education. Above: Oceanit hosts students from several Oahu high schools to highlight innovation. The program included several presentations and hands-on activities, culminating in student pitches for an innovation fund. Oceanit was organized by the Hogan Entrepreneurship program at Chaminade. Photo by Ryan Ozawa
Brooks Outland is a 77-year-old retired Navy veteran (100 percent disabled, permanently/totally) and has been proactive re-legislation affecting disabled veterans for more than 30 years. Outland is a former crewmember of the battleship U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63). He and his wife are both official volunteers aboard the ship.
Above: The bright yellow t-shirt worn by members of Hawaii's Children First, a group which supports a constitutional amendment that would allow Hawaii's governor to appoint Board of Education members. Below: Hawaii's Children First members hold signs in support of BOE appointments at a press conference. Bottom: BOE chair Garrett Toguchi, pictured, says appointments would bring a whole new level of State politics in education decisions.
The Farm Lots of Kamilo Nui Valley. In the foreground, the farmer's road curves around the Spillway where rainwater flows into the Hawaii Kai Marina. Kamilo Nui Valley is a natural watershed that aides in protecting the ecosystem that filters and flows out to Maunalua Bay. The farmer’s road has provided the leaseholders with ingress and egress for the past 35 years. The Farmer’s co-op was formed in the early 1970's when they were uprooted from the Lunalilo Home Road farmland to help pave the way for future Hawaii Kai development. The farm land is owned by Kamehameha Schools.
Na '?iwi NYC, members pictured above, is a kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian) education & advocacy group based in New York City. The purpose of this hui is to bring together Native Hawaiian transplants in NYC to educate and inform non-Hawaiians on their culture, with particular focus on Hawaiian history, contemporary issues, and the perpetuation of native language. In addition, Na '?iwi NYC is an advocacy group supporting Native Hawaiian civil and human rights. Below, a flier for 30th anniversary celebration of the 1843 treaty
Thousands gathered Monday, January 18 at the State House in Columbia, South Carolina, to commemorate the Martin Luther King holiday. “King Day at the Dome,” an event hosted each year by the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP, began in 2000 to protest the Confederate flag that still flies in front of the State House dome.
Protesters hold signs outside of the Walgreens pharmacy in Kailua last year. Pride at Work Hawaii has endorsed the boycott of Walgreens Drug Stores, called by the Hawaii Carpenters Union and also endorsed by the Hawai'i State AFL-CIO. Photo from HonoluluAgonizer.com