Healing Racism in Anchorage (HRA) in partnership with Wells Fargo, the Anchorage School District, CIRI Foundation and other community businesses and organizations is pleased to host world renowned filmmaker and anti-bullying advocate Brent Scarpo from November 7 to 11 as the keynote guest for its annual event.
The public is invited to attend and participate in the headline event on November 7th in the East High School Auditorium from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Viewing of Mr. Scarpo’s award winning film Journey to a Hate Free Millennium will be followed by a community dialogue on the issues addressed in the film as they relate to the Greater Anchorage and Statewide communities.
A preview ofJourney to a Hate Free Millennium. (Note: video contains powerful language.)
In addition to the public event, Mr. Scarpo will facilitate numerous discussions throughout the community. He will speak with local student groups at several middle and high schools, parents, partner organizations, local community groups as well as conducting workshops on interpersonal communication and the power of individuals to affect positive change.
Brent Scarpo has over a decade of experience speaking to communities, businesses and student groups to address the causes for hate and hostility. In addition to his “Journey to a Hate Free Millennium”, Mr. Scarpo also presents programs and facilitates discussions on drug and alcohol abuse prevention and remediation of the emerging threat of cyber-bullying. Mr. Scarpo is trained in grief counseling and therapy and continues to work as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles area to keep abreast on the ever changing challenges facing youth in today’s society.
Prior to his current work, Mr. Scarpo was as an actor and casting director in Hollywood, with credits including such films as “Shawshank Redemption”, “Matilda” and “Air Force One.” For additional information on Mr. Scarpo go to his web-site at www.brentscarpo.com.