Walking with our Ancestors: The Journey to the Homelands
Sponsored by Critical Education for Engaged Communities (CEEC), and Young Adults Ministry of Harris United Methodist Church
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm
Start: Kokua Kalihi Valley, 2239 N. School Street, Honolulu
End: Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu
Car pool suggested or get dropped off.
Bring walking shoes and water.
Join us in 4t6h annual Stations of the Cross as we mourn and honor 5 sacred sites in Kalihi. At each Station we will listen to the voices of the ancestors, share and witness the current struggles of our people,
and collectively dream a new vision for the future. At each site, we will summon voices of the past and listen to the suffering and resistance of each generation. Each station represents a home from which we were displaced and to which we return.
For some, this pilgrimage reminds us of the homelands we left behind. For others, it reminds us of the home that is no longer ours. Together, as we walk through our sorrows we will begin to build a bridge of hope between the souls of the native and the migrant, and offer those hope in prayer.
Tentative Themes for each Station include:
KPT: housing. Displacement. Samoan. Tongan, Micronesian. Twin Towers of Hope.
Puea Cementery: Joseph Kahahawai, Hoomanao, forgotten, local people, Hawaiian and Filipino, democratic revolution.
Lanakila: TB. TB test. Immigrant. Sick. Dirty. Health services. Dialysis. Health Care for all.
A'ala Park: Railroad, Baseball, Homelessness, Skating, Manuela Boy, Political Rallies, Democracy, landfill, Nuuanu Stream, 1920 Sugar Strike.
Harris United Methodist Church: Liberation Theology, Nagasaki, Issei generation, Dan Inouye, June Shimokawa, Nikkei Community Church.
We will conclude our journey with a closing liturgy at Harris UMC Courtyard followed by a potluck at Miyama Hall. You can drop off your food at the Harris UMC Kitchen before going to the starting point.
Any questions, please contact Natalie Nimmer at email@example.com and/or Jeffrey Acido at Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-688-4767.