Blackened Canteen Youth Symposium

When: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Where: Hangar 37 Theater at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Event Overview

The Blackened Canteen Youth Symposium highlights the story and lessons of the Blackened Canteen Ceremony, which commemorates the friendship, honor, and reconciliation borne out of the horror of WWII. The Symposium will address themes of conflict, forgiveness, reconciliation, and peacemaking that are reflected in the story of the Blackened Canteen.

Featured speakers include: Dr. Hiroya Sugano, who has hosted the ceremony in Japan since 1972; Jerry Yellin, WWII pilot and author of the book, The Blackened Canteen; and students from Nagaoka, Japan, and Kamehameha Schools. Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng will serve as moderator. Japanese and English interpretation will be provided during the event.

Event Details

This event is free and open to the public. Teachers at public, private, or charter schools who register their classes for the Youth Symposium will receive The Blackened Canteen classroom curriculum and an autographed copy of the book. Additionally, the cost of bus transportation to the event will be provided for registered school groups.

As a means of extending the impact of this event, the curriculum materials and the program video will be made available online through the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor website. Interested individuals may access these resources at no cost.

Seating is very limited. For more information please call Lynda Davis at 808-445-9137.


Registration for Teachers
Registration for the General Public

An official Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration event