Literary Reading Group

Octavia Butler

Octavia E. Butler                        Book Title: Parable of the Talents

Literary Reading Group Meet at 1311 Kapiolani Blvd. 2nd floor in the Hawaii National Bank Building.

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 p.m.

Street Parking or Ala Moana Center

For Information: 808-597-1341


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Celebration of West Loch Internees at National Memorial Cemetery on May 21

National Memorial Cemetery Please Join Us – Hawaii Joint Military Forces in collaboration with the African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii on May 21, 2015 from         3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Celebration of the West Loch Internees Ceremonies.  The celebration with be with full military honors and protocol.

Admiral Harry Harris is schedule to be keynote speaker.

Adm. Harry Harris



On Sunday On May 21, 1944 at West Loch Pearl Harbor, an undetermined amount of brave soldiers, Navy and Maritime workers died in what had been classified as a top secret disaster sinking 6 LST Naval Ships and killing several hundreds of Military personnel.

Most of the men who died that day were African Americans with the 29th Chemical Decontamination Unit from Schofield Barracks were unloading ammunition from LST 353.  Two months later, on July 17, 1944 at Port Chicago, in the San Francisco Bay area, approximately 400 African Americans were killed loading ammunition on war ships headed to the Mariana Islands in World War II Pacific Theater.

For Information call 808-597-1341

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2015 West Loch Ceremonies



Join us to commemorate the life and memory of military men who died in the 2nd disaster at Pearl Harbor West Loch Peninsula on May 21, 1944 from 3:00 pm. to 5:00 pm at Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda on Sunday, May 17, 2015 with prayers and celebration.

Guest are invited to create Words & Art Messages on Paper Lanterns in memory of a loved one who died in the service of his country. Lantern Messages will be place a “In Memory Peace Basket” for prayers by volunteer audience. Father Walter Brownridge will offer final Blessings and Prayers for those who’s names are placed “In Memory Peace Basket”.

For information, please contact AADCCH at 808-597-1341

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