Ku‘ikahi Talk: All it Takes is a Nudge

November 10, 2018, 11:30 AM HST (Updated November 2, 2018, 11:21 AM)

The nonprofit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center is hosting a free talk on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, as part of their “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series. Talks are Third Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 655 Kīlauea Ave. in Hilo.

Janet Dellaria, PhD. Courtesy photo.

This month’s speaker is Janet Dellaria, PhD on the topic “All It Takes is a Nudge: Kindness as a Road to Peace.”

“The Aesop saying ‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted,’ is the basis of this talk-story presentation,” said Dellaria. “Together we’ll explore several facets of kindness and a quantum physics explanation of how and why it works. Kindness is one of the roads to peace.”

In this talk, learn why kindness is so powerful, plus hear and share stories of acts of kindness given and received.


Dellaria earned her doctorate in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. She has a BA in Mathematics and a MLS in Library Science.  Her professional career centered around libraries in the university and private systems. Dellaria spends her time between Hilo and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, art and photography.

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.”

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

This lunch-and-learn series is made possible thanks in part to funding from the Atherton Family Foundation, County of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Island United Way.




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