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Colleges of Arts & Sciences Presents Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series Event on May 8

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Karin Mackenzie, (808) 956-4051
Colleges of Arts & Sciences
Tamara Goldbogen, (808) 956-5790
Colleges of Arts & Sciences
Posted: May 1, 2003

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s Colleges of Arts & Sciences are pleased to present the 7th bi-annual forum of the Universal Values for a Democratic Society — Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series. The forum theme is "Overcoming Adversity," and will be held on Thursday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi.

Guest presenter Dr. Kenneth Otagaki has epitomized the forum‘s theme. After suffering major injuries in World War II as a member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, Otagaki raised five children with his wife, Janet, earned a doctorate in animal science, and had a distinguished career that included service as a cabinet member under Governor John Burns.

The forum will also feature student essayists in the 2003 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. Roundtable discussions will follow the presentations.

Universal Values for a Democratic Society -- Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series was established by the Colleges of Arts & 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 Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi parking garage.

The deadline to RSVP and place a lunch order is May 5. Call Tamara Goldbogen in the Colleges of Art & Sciences, Office of Community and Alumni Relations at 956-5790 to RSVP and place lunch orders.