2021 Diapers for Christmas

The Zonta Club of Leilehua met in person for their annual holiday party this year. In lieu of a “Gift Grab,” members brought diapers for the Aloha Diaper Bank (ADB).
The organization was established in 2018 after learning that 1 in 3 families are unable to afford diapers for their babies and that most subsidized assistance programs do not cover the cost of diapers.

ADB works with families of low income and those in crisis. It is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.

Denim Day 2022

JOIN US FOR DENIM DAY ON APRIL 27, 2022

Around the world, millions of people will wear jeans with a purpose to show that there is no excuse and never an invitation to harass, abuse, assault, rape!

WHY JEANS ON DENIM DAY?

Denim Day recalls an Italian Supreme Court case that sparked international outrage when a judge overturned a lower court’s conviction of a rapist. Because the victim wore tight jeans, the judge ruled that she must have helped her attacker remove them, thus implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.

Wear your jeans & join us at Honolulu Coffee Company, 1800 Kalakaua Ave., at 5:30pm HST for a photo shoot in front of the “Aloha” mural or stage your own photo shoot and forward your pictures to us at zontaleilehua@gmail.com. Grab your friends, colleagues, and family members. Download the images as posters for printing.

 This is an effective way to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Child & Family Service “Festival of Hope”

The Zonta Club of Leilehua volunteered at a Child & Family Service
“Festival of Hope.” Members spent the day bagging donated supplies
then helped at the drive-thru event.

Five thousand families have driven through eighteen Festivals across
Hawai’i, receiving not just supplies, but services in the areas of
domestic violence, healthcare, child care, employment, housing and
more. Family-friendly activities, following current COVID 19
guidelines, are also offered.

Denim Day

HONOLULU (APRIL 9, 2021) — On April 28, 2021 millions of people
globally will observe Denim Day, the longest-running sexual violence
prevention and education campaign. In its 22 nd year, the campaign
message remains consistent: There is no excuse and never an
invitation to rape.

The Zonta Club of Leilehua, a member of Zonta International,
challenges individuals, families, institutions, businesses and elected
officials to wear jeans on April 28 then submit a photo to the club’s
email, zontaleilehua@gmail.com . Club President, Tracey Parker Kini
explains, “All photos are welcome…any island, any state, any
country!”

Denim Day recalls an Italian Supreme Court case that sparked
international outrage when a judge overturned a lower court’s
conviction of a rapist. Because the victim wore tight jeans, the judge
ruled that she must have helped her attacker remove them, thus
implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian
Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.

“The Denim Day campaign is a call to action for all of us,” said Patti
Giggans, Founder of Denim Day. “Wearing jeans is a symbol of
protest and a message of solidarity with survivors. Every two minutes,
someone is sexually assaulted in America – and often the victim is
blamed. The Denim Day campaign is designed to challenge all of us
to change our thinking about sexual assault and our relationship to
violence and rape.”

LUNAFEST

LUNAFEST helps support some of our local projects: scholarships, domestic abuse shelter support, and breast cancer research. 

You’ll have fun and make a difference.

In 2000, LUNA started LUNAFEST – a traveling film festival celebrating, showcasing and championing women in film. The festival is a fundraiser held by any host who wants to raise funds for a local women’s cause while supporting the main beneficiary, Chicken & Egg Pictures. 

LUNAFEST film rating imagery. E, Rated Equal. Films by and about women.

There are 2.13 male short-film directors to every 1 female director. Want to flip the script? Your part is easy: watch a movie. Grab your friends and find a LUNAFEST near you. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll raise money for local women’s causes. 

LUNAFEST is making a mark in the industry by creating a platform for women’s untold stories and working to increase opportunity for women filmmakers. 

Alright so LUNAFEST was a bust this year due to COVID-19, but next year awaits new opportunities. We are actively working to find a safe way to host this again, and right here is where you will find tickets and more information.