Be A Jerk

Jerks in Action: Calendar April & May 2012

Unless jerks take real actions, little changes will happen. Many jerks want to see real change and spread the important message about being jerks. Check out below what actions are taking place in different areas of O'ahu. Email for more information.

Kalaheo School Assembly (March 30 at 10:30 AM) at Kalaheo High School gym
Kalaheo High School Peer Education Program (PEP) welcomes Tracy Ah Mook Sang to guest speak to the assembly of Kalaheo student body.
Contact: Nicholas Perih

Kailua Neighborhood Board pledge signing (April 5 at 7:30 PM) at the Kailua Recreation Center
Kailua Neighborhood Board members will show support of the Be a Jerk message to adults in Kailua by pledging to not give alcohol to anyone under 21.
Contact: Carlene MacPherson

Sticker Shock project (April 7 at 2:00 PM) at King Mart LLC Liquor Bento Beverage
Hawaii Pacific Unversity Social Work Graduate Program will be placing warning stickers on beer packs at King Mart on Ft Street Mall. The stickers will remind adult customers to NOT give or buy alcohol to anyone under 21.
Contact: Ashley Fenton

Aids Walk (April 15 at 7:30 AM  to 12:00 PM) at Kapiolani Park
Hawaii Pacific Unversity Social Work Graduate Program will have a booth at the 2012 Honolulu Aids Walk at the Kapiolani Park. They will hold a pledge drive for adults to commit to NOT make alcohol accessible to anyone under 21. Games and giveaways will be utilized in challenging attendees of their awareness of alcohol accessibility at homes and retail establishments, as well as of adults' attitudes towards alcohol.
Contact: Sandy Miller

Slam Poetry Session 1 (April 17 at 6:30 PM) at Ewa By Gentry Community Association pavilion 
Hawaii's renowned Slam Poet, Kealoha, will be performing and explaining what Slam poetry is all about. Community members are encouraged to participate in the next two events that will be promoting the Be A Jerk Campaign in their poems and performances. All poets will have to follow guidelines set to ensure a family friendly performance with the Be A Jerk theme embedded in some way. Adults attending will be asked to sign a pledge to not provide alcohol to under age drinkers.
Contact: Tammy Miller

"I Love Kailua" Town Party (April 22 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM) in Kailua
Organized by Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle, the event will be the perfect venue to spread the message of Be a Jerk, especially leading to graduation season. The Windward Neighborhood Security Watch will conduct parent pledge drive and distribute family "action kits".
Contact: Carlene MacPherson

Mauka-Makai Ministries Windward Sermon (April 22 at 10:00 AM) at Kainalu Elementary School Cafeteria, 165 Kaiholu St., Kailua
The sermon and announcement will incorporate messages from Be a Jerk campaign. Following the service, congregation will be asked to sign the pledge not to provide alcohol to anyone under 21.
Contact: Carlene MacPherson

Slam Poetry Session 2 (April 24 at 6:30 PM) at Ewa Beach Public Library
A work session with Kealoha to help community members edit and finalize their poems. Community members can attend even if they were not able to make the previous session, however poems must follow guidelines and be screened before performing at the last session. New adults attending will be asked to sign a pledge to not provide alcohol to under age drinkers.
Contact: Tammy Miller

Sticker Shock Project (April 25 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM) at various retail establishments
Participating schools and youth groups will go into participating stores to place stickers on beer packs warning adult customers not to give or buy alcohol to anyone under 21. Other activities will take place simultaneously in these stores to engage customers further on the importance of the Be a Jerk messages. Participating stores will receive Merchant Awards from the Mayor of Honolulu.
To check out past Sticker Shock project, visit "Project Sticker Shock" by Moanalua & Roosevelt High School
Contact: Wiwik Bunjamin-Mau at 348-6152

Sign Waving (April 26 at 2:30 PM) at Pohakupu Mini Park
Students from Kailua High School and LeJardin Academy will be doing sign waving activity to send the Be a Jerk message to adult drivers in Kailua. Police officers will accompany this activity.
Contact: Carlene MacPherson

Hickam Airforce Base ADAPT Outreach Event (April 26 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM) at Hickam BX parking lot
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Therapy Program (ADAPT) staff from the mental health clinic on Hickam AFB will help spread the the Be a Jerk messages at the outreach event at the base. HPU Social Work Graduate students will be assisting in holding a pledge drive for adults. Awareness games and prizes will be available. This event is for military personnel and their families only.
Contact: Melissa Lewis

Kalani High School Student Art and Writing Display (April 23-28) at Kahala Mall
Students from Kalani High School will be enter photography, poster, essay and poem contest promoting the message to adults to always protect their kids by not providing alcohol as it is also illegal. The works of the winners will be displayed at the Kahala Mall. Adults will be asked to sign a pledge to not give or buy alcohol to anyone under 21.
Contact: Danicole Ramos

Slam Poetry at Pride 4 Ewa (April 28 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM) at Hoalauna Park, 91-1330 Keaunui Dr.
Slam Poetry show by Campbell High School students and community members addressing the Be a Jerk messages; adults will be asked to pledge not to provide alcohol to minors. A video of the Slam Poetry project will be shared at the National Student Safety Program Conference in Appleton, Wisconsin in July 2012.
Contact: Tammy Miller

Influencing Legislation to Prevent Underage Drinking (April and May)
Afterschool students in the Kaneohe area will participate in the youth expressions project that will draw representation of how adults should be protecting them from the harm of alcohol abuse by changing the norms around alcohol drinking and limiting alcohol accessibility at home. Acceptable student artworks will be compiled in soft-cover book and e-book formats. Students will present the books personally to lawmakers.
Contact: Mark Tomita

Online "Be A Jerk" Pledge (April and on going)
Kanu Hawaii promotes giving pledge to be a jerk online on their website at
Contact: Olin Lagon