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Aloha United Way

Not many people today are aware of labor’s role in creating the Aloha United Way organization. In 1966, with leadership from the ILWU’s Jack Hall, labor and business leaders agreed to create the agency that would serve as a collection and disbursement point for donations to a wide variety of non-profit social service programs.

 

Ah Quon acknowledges this as a “good idea” but opines that while the Aloha United Way did a good job of collecting funds, it also removed working class community members from participation in addressing social issues.


Since the last post, and original music score has been composed by UH West Oʻahu music professor, Jon Magnussen, and recorded by the Galliard String Quartet and final video and audio editing is underway.

 

We are pleased to announce that the premiere television broadcast of the AQ documentary, The Struggle Never Ends will take place on PBS Hawaiʻi, Thursday October 17 at 8:30 PM.

 

The website, www.laborhistoryhawaii.org will continue to bring you monthly excerpts from our extensive film and video archive and updates on the documentary. Please spread the word about the October 17 broadcast date and remind your friends, families, and co-workers to stay tuned via the website!

 

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Chris Conybeare, Executive Producer

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