Bank of Hawaii Corporation

06/18/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/18/2021 18:28

Bank of Hawaii Honors Juneteenth

In light of President Biden signing legislation on Thursday, June 17 establishing Juneteenth, or June 19, as a new Federal holiday, Bank of Hawaii will be giving each of its employees a floating holiday.

'Juneteenth is a symbolic day, one that is culturally important to so many Americans, and Bank of Hawaii is committed to supporting our employees with the time needed to reflect,' said Peter Ho, chairman, president and CEO of Bank of Hawaii.

Because the holiday falls on a weekend, and some Bank of Hawaii branches are scheduled for business, employees will be allowed to coordinate their day off with pay anytime throughout the remainder of the year.

Bank of Hawaii is committed to upholding the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, values that are woven into the organization. As part of its commitment to supporting, educating and bringing awareness to the community, Bank of Hawaii is one of many sponsors for an upcoming panel discussion presented by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association-Hawaii chapter, the Japanese American Citizens League of Honolulu, and the ACLU of Hawaii. 'A Conversation on Race in Hawaii-The Future: We Must Respond' is the second in the series, and features leaders from across the community discussing issues of race. The free webinar is scheduled for July 15 at 5 p.m., is open to the public, and will feature the following panelists:

  • Justin Koller, Kauai Prosecuting Attorney
  • Akiemi Glenn, Executive Director, The Pōpolo Project
  • Michelle Kauhane, SVP, Community Grants and Investments, Hawai'i Community Foundation
  • Dean Camille Nelson, University of Hawai'i William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Patrick McGuirk, Chief General Counsel, Bank of Hawaii

The public may click here to register for the July 15 panel discussion.