By drawing attention to diversity on campus, Fort Hays State University hopes to foster understanding and acceptance.
FHSU's Office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Student Affairs will present "Journey to a Hate Free Millennium" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus. Brent Scarpo, the filmmaker, will also give a presentation.
"Students are our future leaders and I believe that on a college campus is where social change begins," said Dr. Diane Scott, assistant vice president for student affairs.
The film addresses the issue of hate speech from several different perspectives, including victims and their friends and families. Part of the documentary focuses on a former neo-Nazi who is now a motivational speaker.
"'Journey to a Hate Free Millennium' seeks to find solutions with input from students, teachers, celebrities and community leaders as well as victims' families," said Brandi Douglas, multicultural program advisor. "It is a film of hope and inspiration."