For up-to-date activities presented by the AAOMA, please visit the official website for African Americans on Maui Association at:
NPS assisted in presenting the following events to the Maui Community:
DECEMBER 26, 2011 - JANUARY 1, 2012
This is an African American and Pan-African Holiday, which celebrates Family, Community and Culture. Celebrated from the 26th of December through the 1st of January. Its origins are in "1st Harvest Celebrations of Africa" from which it takes its name. To bear witness of this African Cultural Event feel free to visit the African American on Maui Association's facebook page with the community.
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION - 2012 - MAUI
This entire celebration effort aligns itself with the national theme promotion from the "Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolence Social Change" (Atlanta, GA). These ceremonies comprise a week long of planned events commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. King commencing on Monday 9th, 2012 with a formal Proclamation from "The Honorable Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa" through Monday 16th, 2012 upon which will bring forth a solid day of events for Dr. King, as noted below.
Please note: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition - Hawaii (Maui) and the African Americans on Maui Association (AAOMA) in conjunction with their Sponsor, the County of Maui, extend a warm invitation to your organization to attend.
Calendar of Events for January 16th, 2012:
The Queen Ka’ahumanu Congregational Church, 103 High Street, Wailuku, will host the “Inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bell Ringing Ceremony” (first ever for Maui!) at 8:30 a.m. for the Island of Maui;
Followed by the legendary Opening Ceremonies at the historical “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Stone of Hope Monument” commemorating the Stone of Hope Monument in our Nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C. 200 High Street, Wailuku;
Then the “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March” in commemoration of the March on Washington, will commence from the Stone of Hope to the Wailuku Coffee Company at 26 N. Market Street followed by a “Dr. King Tribute and Celebration;” and
- From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration\Entertainment Program” will be held at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center, Center Stage.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH - FEBRUARY 2012
A month long of cultural observance beginning February 1 through 29th. It comprised itself with performances--such as a variety of plays, poetry & lectures on center stage at Queen Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center and at the Bailey House--along with displays, exhibits (as noted with link to YouTube) and lectures at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina, Wailuku Public Library, Makawao Public Library, Kihei Library and Kahului Public Library.
JUNETEENTH - 2012
An African American Holiday celebrated on June 15th, 2012. It is celebrated with cultural pride, respect for our Ancestors and widespread remembrance. It will also encompass the celebration of Father's Day, African & African American tradition, African Drum and Dancing, Poetry, contemporary expressions, presentations and sharing of personal stories of freedom, and paternal relationships.
Please visit the official website for African Americans on Maui Association at: