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Hawai‘i Climate March and Festivals Scheduled in Hilo, Kailua-Kona

April 28, 2017, 10:13 AM HST
* Updated April 28, 10:18 AM
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Two events will be held on Saturday, April 29—the Climate March in Hilo and the People’s Climate March in Kailua-Kona.

“We are a national sister -event to promote social justice and protect the climate,” said Hilo event organizer Kaikea Blakemore.

“On April 29th, we are marching in support of indigenous rights, climate health and environmental restoration, said Blakemore. “As an island nation, we recognize the importance of unifying our communities to support green technology, environmental protection and social justice. We hope to help people connect more deeply to their communities; to support creative ways to mālama ‘āina for a more sustainable Hawai’i, and a more sustainable planet.”

Blakemore added that the 100 Days of Action by the Women’s March on Washington and the 350.org Climate Movement will culminate on this day, with the theme “We Resist, We Build. We Rise.”

The Hilo festival at the Mo‘oheau Bandstand is a day-long event to promote community education, activism and networking.

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Outreach and Information Tables

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March for Science Hilo
Women’s March Hilo
League of Women Voters
Volcano Action Huddle
Global Hope UH Hilo
Hawaii Green Party
Hawaii Democratic Party
Plant Aloha
Lower Puna Rising

Hilo Schedule

11 a.m. – Organization Table Setup & Soundcheck
11:30 a.m. – DJ Kristian Fayette Warmup Set
12:30 p.m. – Pule & Official Opening Remarks
1 p.m. – March on Kamehemahea Avenue
1:30 – p.m. DJ Vixx
2 p.m. – Speakers, Poetry & Outreach
3 p.m. – Live Performances (TBA)
4 p.m. – Live Performance by Sahra Indio
4:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks and Announcements
5 p.m. – Cleanup

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Organizers encourage the public to bring posters, friends and come march, dance, share information and build community.

The event will also include seed exchanges, planting demos and voter registration tables.

For more information about this event and future events, go online.

The Kailua-Kona People’s Climate March, organized by Rally for Common Ground, will take place at Hale Halawai from 2 to 6 p.m.

Presenters at the event will be Joshua Lanakila Mangaull, Dash Kuhr, Time Vanderveer, Kalani Souza, Ruth Aloua and Michael Kramer.

Organizations at the Kailua-Kona Event

Olohana Foundation
Kaloko Honokohau Hui
Hawai‘i Farmers Union United
Voter Registration
Adaptations Food HUB
Democratic Party of HI
Green Party of HI
Women’s March of HI
Kia‘i Mauna Ohana
Stress Free Souls
Ho‘olo Na Pua
One Island
HAPA
HIP Agriculture
Matriarchy Rising
North Hawai‘i Action Network
Hawai‘i Wildfire Management Org.

Entertainment will include performances by Hawane Rios, Hualalai, and Ka‘ahele &Ydine Mila.

Vendors will be Al Pono Cafe, HI CBD Organics, Aloha ‘Aina Marketplace, Upcycle Hawai‘i and HI ‘Ulu Producers Cooperative.

For more information, call (808) 323-3485.

Hale Halawai is located at 75-5760 Ali’i Drive.

For more information about the national event, go online.

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