See film "Answering the Call"

SUBHEAD: Kauai Alliance for Peace and Social Justice hosts activist and filmmaker John Witeck.

By Sandy Herndon on 21 December 2016 for Island Breath -

Image above: A young John Witeck and friend at the University of Hawaii in the 1960's. Still frame from trailer below.

Watch "Answering the Call" , a film about his experiences with Civil Rights suppression in Selma AL in  and a Q & A about his current work in Hawaii.  The evenings events will open with civil rights era social justice songs by Blu Dux and Friends. The events are free.

January 15th  2017 From  3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Lihue Neighborhood Center, 3353 Eono Street
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766

As relevant today as it was in the '60's, suppression of people's voting and other civil rights continues to be a source of dishonor to our "Democratic Society". This film and the Q & A afterward, offers an opportunity to better understand our role in taking back our power.

Kauai Alliance for Peace and Social Justice hosts activist film maker John Witeck.

If you need further information
Sandy Herndon
phone: 808-320-3878

Image above: Current John Witeck in an interview from the movie "Answering the Call". Still frame from trailer below.

John Witeck was called to Selma, in 1963 by Dr. Martin Luther King to promote voter registration of suppressed African Americans. He will speak at Lihue Neighborhood Center on Sunday Jan. 15 at 3PM. The documentary film "Answering the Call" portraying Mr. Witeck's sometimes chilling experiences in Selma will be shown.

Mr. Witeck was inspired to become involved in the greater movement for social change. In 1967 he enrolled in the East-West Center graduate program on O`ahu, and heeding Dr. King's words became a draft resister and anti-war activist. He joined in local causes, among them the Hawaiians' struggle against evictions in Kalama Valley and elsewhere.

He is a founder of University of Hawaii Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the Labor Community Alliance and Hawaii Peoples Fund. Mr. Witeck served as Business Agent for United Public Workers for 25 years, and he is a retiree of HEA Bargaining Unit Thirteen.Today he instructs at Honolulu Community College and is vice president of Hoa` O Makaha (Makaha Farm).

Video above: Trailer for "Answering the Call". From (



Unknown said...

Will it play in HONOLULU?

Juan Wilson said...

Aloha Unknown,

You might get an answer from Sandy Herndon if you contact her.

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