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Interview: National Youth Summit at the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor is participating in a National Youth Summit.  The discussion will focus on Japanese American Incarceration in World War Two.  We talked with Shauna Tonkin, she is the Director of Education at the Pacific Aviation Museum.

The outreach youth program is sponsored by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in partnership with the Japanese American National History.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is one of four Smithsonian Affiliate organizations hosting a regional youth summit, and is partnering locally with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii to host a panel discussion with scholars and family members of those incarcerated at Honouliuli Internment Camp.

Summit will focus on the history of Japanese American Incarceration during WWII, how this came about, what happened on Oahu with Honouliuli Internment Camp, and how the feeling of fear and prejudice is present in today?s world crisis. Summit will also focus on the role young people have in shaping America?s past and future.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor encourages teachers to bring their students and anyone who is interested in learning more about this subject to attend.

Limited seating, RSVP required; register online.

 Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is participating in a National Youth Summit on Japanese American Incarceration in WWII.
·         Summit is Tuesday, May 17, from 10 – 11:30 am, at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Theatre.  Free admission and open to the public.

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