Brent Scarpo, renowned speaker on anti-hate issues and solutions, will give two presentations on the Frostburg State University campus.
Scarpo’s award-winning documentary, “Journey to a Hate Free Millennium,” will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Lane University’s Manicur Hall. The film seeks solutions to ending hate and the crimes that have become frequent events in our daily lives. The documentary centers around true stories taken directly from the shocking national headlines, including the student shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.; the dragging death of James Byrd Jr., an African-American man in Texas; and the beating death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student in Wyoming. This film explore the subject of hate by searching out the origins of how it is "taught and learned," the scope of its danger, beginning with childhood taunting and going as far as murder. Viewers are invited to create their own vision of a world free of hate, where senseless acts of violence are a thing of the past.
On Wednesday, Sept. 8, Scarpo will present the talk “Why Do You Hate Me?” at 7 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the FSU Performing Arts Center. Over the past five years, Scarpo has addressed over 125,000 people in each U.S. state and 10 foreign countries. He takes his collective experiences and shares with his audience not only the issues of hate and diversity but also self-hate and self-esteem. “Why Do You Hate Me?” is an interactive program that explores solutions for individuals to become more vibrant, successful and creative people.
Both events are free and open to the public.
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