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KRHCAI’s 2nd annual Floating Lantern Celebration

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Thanks to the combined efforts of chairman Rey Javar, the KRHCAI board of directors, our guest performers, the generous donation and kokua from Pacific Quest, and the numerous hardworking volunteers,  Kaʻu Rural Health Community Association, Inc. enjoyed its second successful annual Floating Lantern Celebration on Saturday, November 24th 2012.

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Welcomed by blue skies and pleasant weather, the event was host to quite a few participants from last year’s celebration, but also to many first time visitors from around the world.  In keeping with the sense of community spirit and togetherness, participants shared a potluck meal as they sat and crafted their lanterns, writing personal messages to their loved ones.

KRHCAI was also fortunate to have a selection of entertainers who generously donated their time and talents in adding to the positive ambiance of the floating lantern celebration.   Chase Cabudol and Patrick Kahele treated the audience to Hawaiian music, Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko group graciously delivered three engaging and pulse driving performances, and the senior citizens of Hannah’s Hula Halau from Ocean View captivated audience members with their graceful and charming dance numbers.

Hui Okinawa Kobudo  Taiko Group

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Hannah’s Hula Halau from Ocean View

As the day drew to a close, participants made their way to the sand at Medicine Pond, and with a pensive, reverent bearing, launched their decorated lanterns in the pond.

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Framed between the crashing ocean waves and the solemn mountains in the distance, the placid water of the Medicine Pond provided participants a perfect backdrop for reflection and emotional healing, as they shared a quiet moment to fondly recall memories of the friends and family members who were inscribed on their lanterns, and also written indelibly, in their hearts.

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Media plays a powerful role in the public and policy leaders understanding of the problem and of potential solutions. Studies related to the coverage of child sexual abuse and its prevention from both Berkley Media Studies Group and Frameworks Institute will be discussed along with the implications for prevention strategies.This session is a must see for anyone who is frustrated with the way the media portrays child sexual abuse and wants to know how we can do this differently.

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  • Describe how the media affects perceptions of the problem and solutions.
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This web conference is the second in a series of nine web conferences on Ending Child Sexual Abuse that will be offered in 2012. Please see the materials and recording of the previous web conference “Including Efforts to End Child Sexual Abuse within the Sexual Violence Prevention Movement.”

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