Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award

MLK Peacemakers

This award is given annually to honor and recognize a deserving leader from Hawai‘i’s Community. We invite nominations from any persons or organizations. The criteria for nomination and consideration is simple:

The person should be a Hawai‘i resident whose life and work exemplifies a lifelong concern and commitment to the ideals of peace and social justice for all, ideals for which the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his life.

Past Recipients of the Hawai‘i Peacemaker Award

  • 1986: Frank and Peg Eldridge (Crossroads’ Peace Festival)

  • 1988: Valdo and Frances Viglielmo; &
    Jim Albertini (Lifetime Award)

  • 1989: Sr. Anna McAnany

  • 1990: Kenneth Miyoshi

  • 1991: Na Loio No Na Kanaka

  • 1992: Willis and Barbara Butler

  • 1993: Kaleo Patterson

  • 1994: Laura Crites

  • 1995: Noa Emmett Aluli

  • 1996: Luigi “Gigi” Cocquio and Judy Seladis

  • 1997: Joshua Cooper

  • 1998: LaFrance Kapaka-Arboleda

  • 1999: Nanci Kreidman

  • 2000: Ha‘aheo Guanson

  • 2001: Peter Adler

  • 2002: Robert “Bob” Dye

  • 2003: Fred Dodge

  • 2004: June T. Shimokawa

  • 2005: Charles Pe‘a‘e‘a Makawalu Kekuewa Burrows; &
    Glenn Paige, Lifetime Peacemaker Award

  • 2006: Judy Austin Rantala

  • 2007: Elizabeth R. Kent

  • 2008: Robert Nakata

  • 2009: Neal MacPherson

  • 2010: Amy Agbayani

  • 2011: Margaret Brown, &
    Robert Baker Aitken (Lifetime Peacemaker Award)

  • 2012: Nancy Aleck

  • 2013: Kyle Kajihiro

  • 2014: Rev. Samuel Cox