Honor Thy Children - Al and Jane Nakatani

Event Date: 
Thursday - May 7, 2015 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 9:30-10:45 a.m. Building K, Room 125 

(Downloadable Flyer)

Al and Jane Nakatani were living the American Dream. Yet like millions of other parents, they were blind to the multiple layers of discrimination, racism, and homophobia that plagued their sons’ search for identity and self-acceptance. Al and Jane’s ignorance of their sons’ struggles cost them dearly.

They lost all three sons: two to AIDS, one to murder. It has been their mission to understand how they and other entities contributed to the premature deaths of all 3 sons. Their powerful true story is described in the book, “Honor Thy Children” (by Molly Fumia). At this presentation, Al and Jane reveal how the process of human and self–denigration can diminish and destroy children and young people. They teach us to truly honor and love ALL children.

[**It is highly recommended that audience members read the book “Honor Thy Children” before attending, or watch their video with the same title. Due to the short presentation time, the video will not be shown at the presentation, but can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/33421616.]

Co-sponsored by the Psychology Club, the ASHC, and the Social & Behavioral Sciences Department.