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9200609 WEBINAR: ALOHA Response: Finding Peace
June 29, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Aunty Pilahi Paki, a revered kupuna and philosopher spoke extensively about Aloha as an element of life, foretold that, “In the 21st Century the World will search for Peace and they’ll look to Hawaii because Hawaii has the key and that key is Aloha.”

In this webinar, Pono Shim will share lessons from his Aunty Pilahi Paki and “ALOHA” – Akahai, Lokahi, ‘Olu‘olu, Ha‘aha‘a, and Ahonui – which have led him to become an influential and sought after resource to many not just in Hawaii but globally.  He explains that the systems leading to much of the social, economic, and political crisis today are prolonged processes based on the practice of correction where as the essence of Aloha is connection.  A highly regarded storyteller he will share his own experiences you can reflect upon, build self-awareness, and recognize ALOHA from within. 

About Our Speaker:
Pono Shim, President and CEO, Oahu Economic Development Board.  In 2012, Pono successfully led the efforts of Punawai O Puuhonua’s New Market Tax Credits Application and was awarded a $40 million allocation for Economic Development in Low Income Communities for Hawaii.  In 2016, his team was awarded an allocation of $55 million, and in 2018 an additional allocation of $40 million was awarded, bringing the total awarded amount to $135 million.

His knowledge and skills have been sought by every sector of Hawaii’s economy and he has served and continues to serve on various Boards in Hawaii including as the Vice Chair of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority Board of Directors.

He considers his exposure to Hawaii leadership philosophies as a child to be the backbone of his ideas, actions, and words.  Pono is a living kidney donor and was the closing speaker for the Earth Day Summit sponsored by Elemental Excelerator in April, 2018.  Pono and Dawn have been married for 32 years and their daughter Chantele recently returned to Los Angeles from China where she worked for five years.

Monday, June 29, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Hawaii Standard Time)

Registration Fee:
Members: FREE
Non-Members: FREE
Register online below or by emailing Liane Okimoto at:  lokimoto@hecouncil.org and provide full names & email addresses for each attendee.

Contact Phone: 8084408815

Contact Name: Liane Okimoto

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