UH Manoa School of Social Work Summer Forum Program Presents "Humanizing the Human Experience"

Featuring speakers Al and Jane Nakatani of Honor Thy Children Foundation

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Jun 10, 2004

HONOLULU — The UH Mānoa School of Social Work and its alumni and friends presents "Humanizing the Human Experience," with Al and Jane Nakatani of the Honor Thy Children Foundation. The program will be held on Wednesday, June 16, at 1 p.m. in the UH Mānoa Korean Studies Auditorium.

The first of four in a summer forum program series, "Humanizing the Human Experience" will feature guest speakers Al and Jane Nakatani who will share their compelling family story; one that highlights the dehumanizing experiences that helped bring about the preventable and premature deaths of their only three children—Glen, Greg and Guy Nakatani—to AIDS/HIV and violence within an eight-year span. In 1999, the Nakatani‘s established a non-profit corporation, the Honor Thy Children Foundation, to promote the acceptance of human diversity.

Told in their own words, the Nakatani's weave complex and interrelated issues that illustrate how we all are part of the process that can have devastating consequences for children and young people. The Nakatani story covers at least six decades of issues that transcend all the stages of life from birth to death.

Summer forum programs to follow include:
June 30: Professor Morris Saldov — "Policy-Driven Child Abandonment in China"
July 14: Professor Michael Cheang — "Secrets of Successful Aging"
July 28: Roland Halpern — "Compassion in Dying"

The summer forum program is sponsored as a university and community service by the UH Mānoa School of Social Work to call attention to vulnerable life stages and conditions that call for greater public enlightenment and constructive policy formulation.

For more information on the summer forum programs, contact Sally Lampson Kenehe at (808) 956-6974 or kanehe@hawaii.edu.

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu.sswork/alumni.html