Martin Luther King Day in Hilo
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance in Hilo
further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622
"There will be a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day of observance in Hilo on Monday, January 21, 2008, said Jim Albertini of Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action, sponsor of the event. Albertini said Dr. King was one of the most courageous and prophetic people for justice and peace in the 20th century. We can best honor his memeory, by committing our lives to non-violence and acting for justice and peace today. The theme of the Hilo day is "What Would Martin Do?" The day will consist of a sign holding vigil on a wide variety of social justice and peace issues from 10-11AM on the corner of Pauahi St. and Kamehameha Ave. Everyone is invited to come, bring a sign of their choice and stand up for what they believe. Extra signs will be available on issues. From 11-12 noon there will be an open micropone under the Monkeypod trees nearby for people to share their vision of "What Would Martin Do?" on the issues of today -- Hawaiian sovereignty, military radiation contamination on Hawaii Island, the war in Iraq, the threat of a U.S. war against Iran, genetic engineering of Kalo, etc. Albertini said bring the family. Peace & justice is everybody's business, but we especially need to pass the torch to the next generation of non-violent activists. As Dr. Martin Luther King said "Justice is indivisible. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."