Peace Begins at Home: Life Skills for Exploring Options

December 12, 2017, 11:55 AM HST
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Evelyn Pacheco. Courtesy photo.

The non-profit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center will host a free talk on Dec. 21, 2017, as part of its “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series.

This month’s speaker is Evelyn Pacheco, who will present “Peace Begins at Home: Life Skills for Exploring Options.”

“I want people to know what choices are available before leaping into long-term arrangements,” said Pacheco. “I am 78 years old and can share many reasons why order in one’s paperwork and exploring options goes together. In mediation this is especially important; making the wrong decision without having explored all the options can cause pain for a lifetime to all involved.”

In this talk, attendees can learn how knowing their options and managing their home life and files can increase peace.

Pacheco is a professionally trained volunteer mediator with Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center since 1994, with a focus on divorce and/or child visitation cases. She was a Realtor for over 35 years, has been involved with income tax preparation for over 40 years and is currently an AARP Income Tax Preparation Volunteer.


Ku‘ikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session, and meet others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”


Talks are Third Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 655 Kīlauea Avenue in Hilo.

This lunch-and-learn series is made possible thanks in part to funding from the Atherton Family Foundation.

For more information, contact Ku‘ikahi Program Coordinator Al-Qawi Majidah at (808) 935-7844, ext. 3, email [email protected] or visit

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