On the first Monday of every month, the faculty and staff at Emmaus High School trade their normal clothing for the opportunity to wear gear in a visual and symbolic support of No Place for Hate, an organization that allows students to facilitate diversity awareness and devise anti-bullying projects that affect the entire student body.
As part of their on-going mission to bring unique speakers and topics to student’s attention, the club welcomed Dr. Mykee Fowlin to EHS on Wednesday, September 25, to perform his one-man show “I Am Not the Enemy.” Dr. Mykee mixes psychology, performance, and poetry to, in his own words, “create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, towards all people.” This year’s performance was a follow-up to “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” which was held during the 2018-2019 school year.
In this episode, Dr. Mykee is joined by No Place for Hate co-advisors Steph Larkin and Brian Harkness, as well as several members of the club, for a follow-up conversation that occurred immediately after his production. The panel talks about some of the best ways to find your voice in order to tell your story, what to do in the face of adversity, and some suggestions on what a student should do if they identify with one of the characters in Dr. Mykee’s show. So let’s take some time to celebrate our differences and accept our shared experiences in this wide-ranging chat with Dr. Mykee and No Place for Hate.
Learn more about Dr. Mykee: http://mykeefowlin.com/ and all social media platforms
Learn about No Place for Hate: Meetings on Thursdays (listen to the announcement for more details) https://twitter.com/NPFHEmmausHS