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Kapa Mag's Gratitude: A Village Behind Our Partners

We owe a lot to our partners, but it's important to remember that behind them is a village that supports us all. With their unwavering gratitude, Kapa Mag's partners and talent are helping us to not only achieve our goals but to also improve our community. We couldn't have done it without them. So let's take a moment to appreciate the village behind our partners and all they do for us. Together, we can continue to make a positive impact and create a better future for everyone.

Kapa Mag understands your attention, your time and your energy are all in high demand so we are full of gratitude to our donors, our partners, you, and most importantly our Kapa Mag talent. Mahalo for the read through, the donations, the classes and the visitors to our events and media.

As we enter the holiday season, we want to express our gratitude to you. We would like to showcase our partners and community members who participated in the 2023 WE Peace Day Fashion Festival, which was organized and produced by Kapa Mag - More than a Magazine as its annual fundraiser. This year, the WE Festival's donations will be used to support the Island of Maui by directing funds towards Maui Island programs during the 2024 spring and or summer classes or Intensives.

In today's world, the importance of our understanding and practice of peace seems to be increasing rapidly. It is important to be aware of the concepts and phrases that are being used so heedlessly today. Words like peace and community are being thrown around without any real understanding, passion, or concern for their true meaning.

Kapa Mag invites you to take a moment to redefine for yourselves the concept of peace and what it means to actively strive for peace within a community. We invite you to the launch of our newest online campaign, " I have a question for you..."

Hawaiian Rent-All, located on the south side of Oahu, inspires creativity and promotes conversation among drivers by frequently displaying fun and thought-provoking signage for the community. You can read more about this in the KHON2 article titled "There’s more behind the funny Hawaiian Rent-All sign" by Chelsee Yee.

If we all were to commit to our kuleana of promoting and inspiring peace, what would the world look like today?

Spend a moment with our partners, our talent, and our community as we look back at the Kapa Magazine 2023 Raspberry Beret Peace Day Fashion Festival. This event brought together over 30 creatives and industry professionals to the Kapiolani Bandstand to encourage peace through the arts. It was a powerful display of solidarity and a celebration of the positive impact that creativity can have in promoting peace.

Finn Masterson and Jerome James at the WE Peace Day Fashion Festival @Kapiolani Bandstand Sept 17, 2023

Peace Day 2024

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The WE Peace Day Fashion Festival is a celebration of peace within the community. Kapa Mag brings together community leaders, music, fashion designers, and local creatives to create an afternoon of enjoyment and support for the community.

This year we give special recognition to Jerome James who held the day as the DJ and music system. Find him @jeromejames.

The event showcases local musicians and bands, local fashion designers, emerging talent of Hawaii, local creatives, and vendors, working together to enhance Hawaii's community.

Our artists, Julie and Noël, made the backdrop of the day as lovely as their art.

Sound Healing and forward message of the day by @liftedauras

The event aims to provide insight and advocacy for performing arts and youth needs by hearing from community professionals and leaders. The speakers included Kevin Keaveney of Koa Theater and Willow Chang @lovely_miss_willow. More speaker updates from the event will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Top row: Linen flock dress by Indigo Armour, lace sweater sleeve dress by Shore to Shore Gowns, skull imprinted vest by Andi Masaya,
Bottom row: Willow Chang, Kevin Keaveney and art inspired a-line dress by Artisha Designs.

The annual festival highlights local designers whom we have collaborated with in the past year or earlier. For this year's event, we have the privilege of showcasing designs by Artisha of Kauai, custom-made jackets by Andi Masaya, and Shore to Shore Gowns Galore from Waipahu. Additionally, we have designs by Indigo Armour @indigoarmour. More fashion designer updates from the event will be available soon. Stay tuned!

This event is dedicated to showcasing the local talent of Hawai'i. It was initiated by Kapa Mag in 2020 during the pandemic when we recognized the need for people to come together and for talent to have safe spaces to entertain. The concept of the WE was created to fulfill this need and bring people together for peace, while also providing a platform for Hawaii's local talent to showcase their skills. See clips or full videos of the previous WE Events.

WE Peace Day Fashion Festival Ka'Kaako 2022 below

The word "WE" symbolizes the importance of togetherness and community. It's you - It's Me - It's WE! It represents all of us and reminds us that we can't accomplish anything alone. "WE" signifies peace - a state of calm and quiet, and freedom from civil disturbance. What is the value of peace? The value of peace lies in caring for and respecting others, as well as tolerating differences.

We want to express our sincere gratitude to the talented musicians and bands who performed in solidarity with the mission of Kapa Mag. Our goal is to empower the people and merchants throughout the Hawaiian Island chain by providing safe, ethical, and affordable coaching that builds confidence and self-development in all Hawaii youth and teens. Through this, we aim to strengthen our community and protect our keiki from the negative impacts of technology abuse, social anxieties, and any form of trafficking.

Finn, @kepa.seaward, @kelseaarmstrong, Its the Fiz @itsthefiz and No Politiks

Kapa Mag Talent showcasing their skills

We will soon be releasing more performances from the event. Please stay tuned for updates. We appreciate your time and attention, which we know is valuable. In conclusion, Kapa Mag would like to re-emphasize the importance of community and how it can bring peace. We believe that it takes a whole village to help even one child. Do you agree?

We are immensely grateful to our production team, who are an integral part of our community and play a vital role in the success of any event.

Franc Coffee - MC and Kapa Mag Director

Heather - Photography

Mike McGarvey -Videography

Tina - Hair and Makeup

KT Studios - MC and Vocal Coach

the Yamatos - General support and food sales

Mahalo for your time.

Please save the date: Sept 21, 2024.

Consider donating to support keiki confidence and growth.

Your generosity will be appreciated by a creative youth.



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