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Discrimination, Identity Issues to be Addressed in Schools

Dr. Michael Fowlin returns to school for annual 'Week of Respect' presentation.

In what has almost become a fall ritual, Michael Fowlin will once again appear at Watchung Hills Regional High School’s Performing Arts Center to share his presentations on understanding.  

Fowlin connect with students during the daytime on Oct. 25, and will address parents and community members at 7 p.m. This will be the speaker’s the speaker’s 13th appearance at the high school.

His provocative depiction of what it feels like to be different, “You  Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” is a heartfelt program that will make audiences laugh, perhaps cry, and most certainly remember what it feels like to be “different.”

In powerful vignettes, with only a chair or two, some hats and simple props, Fowlin touches upon the many different problems that face youth whose gender, race, or ethnic difference may have led to discrimination, peer pressure, and even violence.

Fowlin brings to the stage not only his talents as an actor, but also his background in the field of clinical psychology. (He has a doctorate from Rutgers University.)

Anyone who is  connected with young people—teachers, youth leaders, parents, counselors—is urged to attend his 90-minute presentation. There is no admission charge; the Watchung Hills parent-teacher organization is sponsoring the program. For additional information, please call the school at 908-647- 4800.

Jay Bell October 15, 2012 at 03:15 AM
I'm willing to bet that this presentation could be beneficial to schools across the nation. The problem is whether ignorance will prevail over the willingness to learn. www.firebrandcentral.com


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