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Ku’ikahi Mediation to Present ‘Kakou, All of Us Together’

January 16, 2016, 12:03 PM HST
* Updated January 15, 11:36 PM
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Lucille V. Chung. Ku'ikahi Mediation Center courtesy photo.

Lucille V. Chung. Ku’ikahi Mediation Center courtesy photo.

The first “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Talk of the year, hosted by Ku’ikahi Mediation Center, is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21.

“Kakou, All of Us Together,” a nurturing approach to community building, is the topic of the free talk with Lucille V. Chung.

Kakou is a word of inclusion and strength as a group, meaning “we are all in this together” and “all of us.” Chung will discuss proven practices that help grow the spirit of a community, strive to include everyone, and encourage all to participate.

“Highly recognized for her dedication to our island community and her tremendous impact on many lives, Aunty Lucille is gracious enough to share her wisdom and talk-story with us.” said Gail Takaki, Ku‘ikahi Program Coordinator.

Chung, who is known as Aunty Lucille, has spent many years volunteering in community building. She was born in Laupahoehoe and was raised in a nurturing family. Chung spent time working as a police operations clerk in Laupahoehoe, where she organized and led the North Hilo Community Council, and has been a community building facilitator with Queen Lili’iokalani Children’s Center while she runs two family businesses.

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The talk will take place at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Those who choose to attend are encouraged to bring their own lunch to eat during the informal and educational talk-story session.

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