Artists for Appleseed
~ A celebration of LEJ's 8th year of service to low income families and veterans in Hawaii and the 1st year of its affiliation with the national Appleseed network.
~A culmination of Hawaii Appleseed's Symposium on poverty (August 23), in partnership with the UH-Richardson School of Law.
Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice hosted "Artists for Appleseed” on Friday August 24, 2012. All updates about the event will be posted here.
Reservations: Beginning in July. Sign up early as the number of guests at the event will be limited. Price of admission: $75 per person (includes art show and sale, light dinner and drinks).
For more information on the Symposium on Public Policy Implications of Poverty Trends and Breakfast with Peter Edelman, please click here.
Painters, Ceramacists, Potters
Click on artists' names to view some of their work. Click here to view short bios of some of the participating artists.
art for sale
Art will be on display throughout the event for attendees to view and purchase. Information about the artists participating in the event and the works that will be offered for sale will be posted at this site and periodically updated, so please be sure to revisit this site.
Click on the thumbnails below to view some of the art that will be offered for sale.
The lovely ladies of Puamana will entertain guests with wonderful Hawaiian music.
Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation’s strongest voice for children and families. After graduating from Yale Law School, she began her career working on racial justice issues with the NAACP in both New York and Mississippi. She became the first African American woman admitted to the bar in the state of Mississippi where she directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1968, she moved to Washington, D.C. as counsel to the Poor People’s Campaign that Martin Luther King, Jr. had begun before his death. She later served as the Director of the Center for Law and Education at Harvard University and in 1973 founded CDF as a voice for poor, minority and handicapped children.
Ms. Edelman has received numerous honorary degrees and many awards including the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Prize, the Heinz Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship. In 2000, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for her writings which include: Families in Peril: An Agenda for Social Change; The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours; Guide My Feet: Meditations and Prayers on Loving and Working for Children; Stand for Children; Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors; Hold My Hand: Prayers for Building a Movement to Leave No Child Behind; I'm Your Child, God: Prayers for Our Children; I Can Make a Difference: A Treasury to Inspire Our Children; and The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation.
click here for more information on Ms. Edelman.
Peter Edelman is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and poverty law and is faculty co-director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy. On the faculty since 1982, he has also served in all three branches of government. During President Clinton’s first term he was Counselor to HHS Secretary Donna Shalala and then Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Professor Edelman has been Associate Dean of the Law Center, Director of the New York State Division for Youth, and Vice President of the University of Massachusetts. He was a Legislative Assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Issues Director for Senator Edward Kennedy's 1980 Presidential campaign. Prior to working for RFK, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg and before that for Judge Henry J. Friendly on the U.S. Court of Appeals. He also served as Special Assistant to U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Douglas, and was a partner in the law firm of Foley & Lardner.
Mr. Edelman’s new book, So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America, published by The New Press, was released in May 2012. A previous book, Searching for America’s Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, is available in paperback from the Georgetown University Press. His article in the Atlantic Monthly, entitled “The Worst Thing Bill Clinton Has Done,” received the Harry Chapin Media Award.
Professor Edelman has chaired and been a board member of numerous organizations and foundations. He is currently chair of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission and is board chair of the American Constitution Society, the Public Welfare Foundation and the National Center for Youth Law.
Mr. Edelman has been a United States-Japan Leadership Program Fellow, was the J. Skelly Wright Memorial Fellow at Yale Law School, and has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including the William J. Brennan, Jr. Award from the D.C. Bar in 2005. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
click here for more about Mr. Edelman.