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Forgiveness Day points way to healing

The event promotes education, sharing and dialogue to help people overcome historical hurts

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2013

~~<p>The national conversation about racial stereotyping triggered by the Florida trial over the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin might benefit from going through the same steps of reconciliation that Hawaii residents must take to finally achieve peace over the toppling of the Hawaiian kingdom, said one organizer of the Hawaii Forgiveness Project.</p>
<p>People divided by the deep wounds of a tragedy need to express their anger and hurt to one another in a dialogue that would hopefully lead to resolution, said Mele&shy;anna Aluli Meyer, a project organizer and local filmmaker.</p>
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The national conversation about racial stereotyping triggered by the Florida trial over the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin might benefit from going through the same steps of reconciliation that Hawaii residents must take to finally achieve peace over the toppling of the Hawaiian kingdom, said one organizer of the Hawaii Forgiveness Project.

People divided by the deep wounds of a tragedy need to express their anger and hurt to one another in a dialogue that would hopefully lead to resolution, said Mele­anna Aluli Meyer, a project organizer and local filmmaker. Login for more...



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