Peace Day Maui will take place at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Sept. 21.
Opening the event will be a "Teens Sing for Peace" vocal competition led by Joy Fields in the Yokouchi Family Courtyard at 6:30 p.m. Following the pre-show, guests will be invited into Castle Theater for a free screening of the movie "The Journey" at 7:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Eric Saperston created the entrepreneurial documentary turned feature film. After college, he bought a 1971 Volkswagen van, loaded in his golden retriever Jack and hit the road.
While on the road, he called up some of the most powerful people in the world and asked them out for a cup of coffee. What started out as a personal journey to find an answer to life's biggest questions quickly turned into something bigger than he ever imagined, a news release about the event said. As the journey unfolded, it attracted the attention of public figures and business moguls, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Billy Crystal, Henry Winkler, Jerry Garcia and others.
Leading up to Peace Day Maui, Imua Family Services plans on setting up speaking engagements at several high schools on island with Saperston in the hopes of inspiring Maui's youths to follow through with their personal journeys and what they can accomplish with determination. Saperston will preview a 13-minute clip of the film followed by a question-and-answer period regarding his journey and the obstacles and victories he faced along the way, the news release said.
For more information, go to www.imuafamilyservices.org or call 244-7467.