EWC Community Helped Clean-up Honolulu in Preparation for APEC Meeting

EWC Staff and participants joined forces with the local non-profit organization T.A.G. (Totally Against Graffiti), in support of a community-wide clean-up event on Saturday, Oct. 29th, a week before APEC Leaders’ Week in Honolulu.  Organizers emphasized that this was “an effort to put our city’s best face forward” as everyone prepared to welcome the Asia Pacific leaders and delegates to the islands.

With paint-rollers in hand, fifteen EWC staff members and student fellows, including EWC President Charles E. Morrison and EWC Director of Administration Ricky Kubota, tackled the graffiti on the bus-stops and surrounding areas near Prince Kuhio Elementary School.  With a fresh coat of paint, each area was restored to a pristine condition.

The East-West Center expresses a big mahalo to event organizer Pat Matsunaga and all the dedicated volunteers! — Urban El Fatih B. Adam; Arnoldus Klau Berek, Dzulfikri; Rahmawaty Kadir; Chantevy Khourn; Ricky Kubota; Miguel Llora; Charles E. Morrison; Mukarramah; Mika Okuno; Tamanna Binte Rahman; Maria Rosario Saldua; Surmiyati; Tina Tom; and Balati Zulifeikeer.

EWC Staff and students participate in community-wide clean-up event before APEC.