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Hawaii educator and activist Maya Soetoro-Ng and five local creatives foster hope in troubled times

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                                Loretta Chen and Gregory Loui.

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    Loretta Chen and Gregory Loui.

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                                Baz Cumberbatch, Sheila Walters Matsuda and Maya Sotero Ng.

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    Baz Cumberbatch, Sheila Walters Matsuda and Maya Sotero Ng.

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                                Loretta Chen’s offering to the Peace Studio is “My Little Red Dot,” an ani-mated film based on a short story about a little fish who doesn’t fit in.

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    Loretta Chen’s offering to the Peace Studio is “My Little Red Dot,” an ani-mated film based on a short story about a little fish who doesn’t fit in.

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                                Maui-based artist Baz Cumberbatch used banana leaves and palm fronds to create an oceanscape called “From the Sky to the Sea.”

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    Maui-based artist Baz Cumberbatch used banana leaves and palm fronds to create an oceanscape called “From the Sky to the Sea.”

As COVID-19 and calls for racial justice roil the nation, the Peace Studio, a project co-founded by Hawaii educator and activist Maya Soetoro-Ng, is calling on artists and creatives to calm the mind and inspire peaceful solutions to those and other world problems. Read more

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