"We Bought an Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond!"
Herb Lee Jr.
Executive Director, Pacific American Foundation (PAF)
In 1995, the Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society was formed to revitalize and preserve the loko i’a for the next 400 years. This presentation will take you on a journey of what was learned, what was discovered, how it transformed lives and what the promise of the future holds.
Herb Lee, Jr. has been the executive director of the PAF since 2005. Herb has led multiple and highly successful gifted and talented youth leadership programs, career planning and development, STEM education and culture-based curriculum projects training over 4,000 teachers statewide in over 150 schools, benefitting 70,000 plus students. He has 27 years of experience as a community involvement specialist and has been a recording artist, Hawaiian musician, and a cultural practitioner for 36 years. He is one of the founders of the Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society in Kaneohe, whose mission is education through the protection, reservation, restoration and perpetual stewardship of an ancient culture resource. Herb was selected to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Community Indigenous People Working Group and received the Historic Hawaii Foundation’s highest Preservation Aware for the work at the Waikalua Loko Fishpond. In 2014, Herb was one of ten people in the country designated by President Obama as a “Cesar Chavez Champion of Change.”
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
The Willows Restaurant
12:00 - Lunch and Presentation
You may pay in advance by mailing a check payable to:
P.O. Box 597
Honolulu, HI 96809
or you may pay at the luncheon.
RSVP by January 14, 2016
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Please note: We are required to pay for confirmed attendance. If you are unable to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the luncheon date. We reserve the right to bill no-shows.