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UH Manoa Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series focuses on moral courage

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: May 3, 2005

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s Colleges of Arts and Sciences are pleased to present the Universal Values for a Democratic Society — Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series. The next event in the series is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi, 2454 S. Beretania Street.

With the theme "Moral Courage," featured guests will include:· Ah Quon McElrath, a 1930s and 1940s International Longshore and Warehouse Union advocate credited with achieving standard-of-living improvements in such areas as occupational safety, ethnic equality, health care, and education. She was a member of the Committee on Welfare Concerns and has always been a leader in advocating social change in education. Among many community service activities, McElrath served as a member of the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents.

· State winners for the 2005 VALUES FOR LIFE Essay Contest will be announced, and students will read their prize-winning essays about exercising moral courage in the face of difficult decisions. All school winners from public and private high schools will also be recognized.

The Universal Values for a Democratic Society — Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series was established by the Colleges of Arts and Sciences to foster thoughtful discussions on values and their role in enhancing a democratic society.

For more information, contact Tamara Goldbogen in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences‘ Office of Community and Alumni Relations at 956-5790.