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Colleges of Arts and Sciences Presents Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Karin Mackenzie, (808) 956-4051
Colleges of Arts & Sciences
Tamara Goldbogen, (808) 956-5790
Colleges of Arts & Sciences
Posted: Feb 23, 2004

Universal Values for a Democratic Society -- Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series

"Insuring National Security, Preserving Democratic Values"



THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2004

9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi (Mānoa Grand Ballroom)

2454 South Beretania Street

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

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 forum theme is "Insuring National Security, Preserving Democratic Values."

The forum will feature a special presentation of A Tradition of Honor, a powerful documentary that reveals the compelling accounts of Japanese-American veterans who risked their lives during World War II at a time when America questioned their loyalty and imprisoned their families. Produced by the Go For Broke Educational Foundation, the film has more than 40 oral histories.

Guest speakers Yoshiaki Fujitani, Ted Tsukiyama (Military Intelligence Service), Edward Ichiyama (442nd Regimental Combat Team), Tokuji Ono (100th Infantry Battalion), and Fuku Tsukiyama (Internee) will each address questions moderated by Christine Sato-Yamazaki, President of the Go For Broke Educational Foundation.

The forum will also feature student essayists in the 2004 VALUES FOR LIFE Essay Contest. First, second, and third place winners of the statewide contest will be announced and each student will read his/her prize-winning essay.

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.

The forum is open to the public. Boxed lunch and beverage will be available for $7. Parking is available for $2 with validation at the JCCH parking garage.

The deadline to RSVP and place a lunch order is March 1. Call Tamara Goldbogen in the Colleges of Art & Sciences, Office of Community and Alumni Relations at 956-5790 to RSVP and place lunch orders.