“The Traveling Coconut” of the Kalihi Palama Health Center
808 Urban, Kalihi Palama Health Center and St. Elizabeth’s Pacific Islander Ministry have collaborated to present a brand new mural for Kalihi Palama, “The Traveling Coconut”. The aim is to raise awareness and attract attention for Kalihi Palama, letting people know that the center will provide health care for everyone and, depending on income, will most likely be free. The hope is that people in need will take advantage of this resource and seek the care that they need.
The production for the mural took place over 3 workshops to involve the youth in the development of the concept. The ‘opio used this time to talk more about their community and give ideas on what to create. The team, including 808 Urban youth artists and 808 Urban mentor Prime, had spent 2 days painting the 175 foot mural with the youth, which was followed by a celebration Saturday morning.
The festivities included music and art activities and free health screening by KPHC staff.
Check it out at 720 N King St, Honolulu, HI 96817