May peace be with you on this official day of peace recognized by the United Nations, the State of Hawaii and other jurisdictions, and may it always be with you in every moment of your life!
When 7.5 billion of us attain inner peace, the world will be at peace. These pictures are from the 2017 Peace Day Hawaii event on Saturday September 16, 2017 at SGI USA, Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaii was the first State in the United States to pass a law recognizing September 21st as Peace Day in 2017. I chaired Peace Day Hawaii in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
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Shedding some tears for peace with my friend and University of Hawaii Professor, Jeannie Lum, a key organizer for Peace Day Hawaii held at SGI USA, Honolulu, Hawaii on September 16, 2017. Peace Day Hawaii briefly recognized me for introducing legislation in 2007 to make Hawaii the first State in the U.S. to recognize Peace Day on September 21st. I chaired the organization in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
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With Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin at Peace Day Hawaii 2017 at SGI USA, Honolulu, Hawaii on September 16, 2017. Attorney General Chin and I met at my office when I was Chairman of the Judiciary Committer in the Hawaii State House of Representatives in 2009 when he was First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu. Chin made a speech on equal rights. I thanked him for all his work. I’m so proud of him. He’s been defending equality for immigrants from policy moves made by U.S. President Donald Trump. Peace Day Hawaii briefly recognized me for introducing legislation in 2007 to make Hawaii the first State in the U.S. to recognize Peace Day on September 21st. I chaired the organization in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
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The Peace Day Hawaii 2017 event will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 2:00-7:30 pm, which is free and open to the public at Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Culture Center, 2729 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii.
In 2007, when I served as a Hawaii State Representative, I worked with community leaders, legislators, and children in passing House Bill 345 into law as Act 23, declaring “September 21st of each year shall be known and recognized as “Peace Day” to promote peace programs, improve international relations, and increase educational awareness of peace.” Hawaii was the first State to recognize a day of peace, a goal I continue to work on through my efforts with nonviolence teachings, Buddhism, and my novels. I chaired the organization from 2007 to 2010, and this year I’m helping the organization to promote the event. For more information check Peace Day Hawaii’s website at: Peace Day Hawaii
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