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Maui’s Teresa Shook Honored for Women’s March Vision

April 24, 2017, 11:42 AM HST
* Updated April 25, 6:09 AM
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Shook and Rep. DeCoite at the Haʻikū Flower Fest.

Maui’s Teresa Shook was honored over the weekend at the Haʻikū Hoʻolauleʻa and Flower Festival for being the visionary behind the 2017 Women’s March.

Shook was honored by state Representative Lynn DeCoite and state Senator J Kalani English during the event on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rep. DeCoite said Shook was presented with a certificate for her vision and dedication in the creation of the Women’s March and all of the unifying principals it stands for in addressing equality across the state and throughout the world.

“The Women’s March turned into a worldwide movement; and of course I think it’s awesome that it all started right here in District 13 – which is why I wanted to do this presentation here in the district,” said Rep. DeCoite.

Teresa Shook accepting the certificate from Rep. Lynn DeCoite and Senator Kalani English at the Haʻikū Flower Fest.

“The Women’s March movement became an inclusive, non-partisan event where everyone was welcome and people of all creeds, colors, religions, political ideologies and backgrounds came together to address many unifying principals,” said Rep. DeCoite.


She continued saying, “Teresa has shown all of us – especially our keiki- that one person can make a difference and that when we come together anything is possible.”


Shook is a resident of Hāna, Maui. She is also a grandmother, a retired attorney and provided the vision for the 2017 Women’s March.

The presentation took place at the main stage at the Haʻikū Hoʻolauleʻa and Flower Festival with many community members and Women’s March supporters in attendance.

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