Wednesday May 18, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Registration opens at 8:15 AM HST

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Hawaii Convention Center 
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

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Registration free of charge
Morning Coffee and Box Lunch

Registration Deadline
May 9, 2016

$10.00 with validation at event


6 CPS hours pending ADAD approval 


Susan Oka 
Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii 
808-545-3228 ext. 38 

Ho'oulu Lahui 

"to cause to grow; to be possessed by infinite excellence"

We are honored to gather with Pono Shim, Ramsay Taum, Uncle Bruce Keaulani, Kehaulani Lum, Thao Le, Manu Meyer, Moon Kauakahi, and others who will share their mana`o in talk story format, to stir within you the meaning of aloha, which will allow you to understand and act from a place that is hard to define in words, but will translate into aloha responses in many ways.

Deep connections and relationships form the foundation for community, and our state statute, ”Aloha Spirit” (HRS 5-7.5), describes how we may consider to exercise the power and life force of the Aloha Spirit on behalf of Hawaii’s people:

“Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other
person for collective existence. Aloha means to hear what is not said, to see what
cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.

Aloha Spirit is a way of life, an attitude, a way of being, that acknowledges the following: 
Akahai – meaning kindness (grace), to be expressed with tenderness; Lokahi – meaning unity (unbroken), to be expressed with harmony; Olu`olu – meaning agreeable (gentle), to be expressed with pleasantness; Ha`aha`a – meaning humility (empty), to be expressed with modesty; Ahonui – meaning patience (waiting for the moment), to be expressed with perseverance.

We need community to be involved in multiple ways that truly reflect the intelligence and practical applications of Aloha, to surround our youth and `ohana with loving, authentic, courageous, strong, and compassionate people, services, and programs.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Hawaii Convention Center for a day of
reawakening to who we are and may become as individuals and collectively as community. 

Aloha is a life-long commitment that brings together a wide variety of stakeholders to strengthen collaboration, embrace wholeness, healing, and an awareness that we are Lokahi

Sponsored by
State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services, Office of Youth Services