The following is an important reminder regarding our July and August A.D.O.R.E. meetings:
For our July 22nd and August 26th A.D.O.R.E. meetings, we will discuss the book, “So You Want To Talk About Race,” by Ijeoma Oluo. Ms. Oluo, gives honest and powerful insights, along with practical advice regarding building bridges with real communication. She brings the reader to a whole new level of crucial understanding, an understanding that will help us to move forward in fixing our broken country.
We highly encourage you to get this book and read it carefully, so that we will be able to engage in meaningful discussions about its various insights and ideas. It is extremely informative and a very good read!
Also, we very much encourage you to visit the wonderful Hawai’i Nikkei Legacy exhibit, which is which is being presented at this time through noon on July 1st at Kahala Mall, near Macy’s. Several of our A.D.O.R.E. folks have visited it already and were extremely inspired by it. You can see it at any time during mall hours. And, please be sure to complete the available feedback form afterward.
One more important event: We learned about the Honouliuli National Monument in the film we watched at our A.D.O.R.E. meeting on June 24th. It is being excavated and presented to tour groups as an important way to keep the history of the Japanese American WWII era internment camps alive, as a way of saying, “Let’s not let this happen again!” We encourage you to call Mr. Derrick Iwata of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii at 945-7633 x25, or email him at IWATA@JCCH.com to get your name on a waitlist for a tour. At this time, the tours happen about once a month on a Wednesday morning from 8:00 am-12:00 noon. Attendees meet at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii at 8:00am, enjoy a half-hour orientation, and then board a 20-seat bus which will take them to Honouliuli National Monument (out past Waipahu) for a tour. The bus will return to the JCCH by 12:00 noon. In the future, it is possible that tours might be arranged at other times, so even if Wednesday mornings might be inconvenient for you, be sure to get your name on the waitlist. Mr. Iwata asked that whether people leave a message on his voicemail, or email him, please leave your name, number of people, phone number, and, also, mention that you are a member of the A.D.O.R.E. group.
Allison and I look forward to seeing you at our next A.D.O.R.E. meeting from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the First Unitarian Church sanctuary on July 22nd!