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 East Teens Can Create Masks
To celebrate her sixth birth-
day, Mochi got treated to a “pup- cake” from Hawai‘i
Doggie Bakery. A happy camper, the Kaimukī resident is a Lhasa apso/Mal- tese mix.
Act To Change, Daniel K. Inouye Institute and Smith- sonian Asian Pacific Ameri- can Center launched an art project titled #Kindness- Heals, and East Oʻahu teens are invited to participate in the cause.
internal divisions, we have the opportunity to see this as a teachable moment for our youth, and allow them to inspire us through their messages of hope.”
all of us to embrace and celebrates everyone’s indi- vidual identities. Love the person you are, and leave the hate behind — nobody needs it.
Through Feb. 24, area students can create a PPE mask design (following the Kindness Heals theme) on- line by submitting photos or a short video.
Social media luminary and Campbell High School grad Bretman Rock has jumped on board to share his support for local youth, as well as the Asian Amer- ican and Pacific Islander communities.
“It’s important for all of us to remember during these tough times to treat each other with kindness, empathy, and recognize that in order for us to make it through these dark times in our history, we need to be a community that cele- brate what makes us unique,” he adds. “It’s something I try to practice every day.”
“If history has taught us anything, it is that hate is a virus, and kindness, accep- tance and coming together as a community is the only real cure,” states Jennifer Sabas, director of Daniel K. Inouye Institute. “As we face our greatest battle against COVID-19 and our country seeks to mend our
“As a queer, first-genera- tion Filipino-American, I’ve always shown the world my true, authentic self and to give others the opportuni- ty to do the same,” states Rock. “With the past year we’ve all gone through, it’s so important for all of us to try our best to treat each other with kindness and for
For more information or to submit a design, visit heals-art-submission. Edu- cators, meanwhile, who are interested in curriculum kits can visit learn/kindnessheals.
‘East O‘ahu Voice’ is accepting photos of your furry (or scaly or feathered) friend for its Pet of the Week feature. Send your photo to and be sure to include your pet’s name, age, the area of East O‘ahu you live in and any fun fact you’d like to share with readers.
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