The Watertown Anti-Bias Coalition will host An Evening With Mykee Fowlin on Monday, March 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The performance is called “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” and will be held remotely over Zoom. It is part of a series of the Watertown Anti-Bias Coalition’s series addressing diversity and equity in the Watertown Schools.
Fowlin describes it as:
“To varying degrees, we all wear masks. We are conditioned to hide our true selves, out of fear of being rejected and/or judged. We are taught to devalue or ignore our pain as if its utility is better served hidden than exposed. But what if this approach is ultimately to our detriment, not our survival? What if our authentic self is all we have, and our pain is the gift we use to change this world? And imagine … we are raised and trained to celebrate differences, as an inclusive process, not just a tolerable one.”
The event is sponsored by the Watertown Youth Coalition, a program of Wayside Youth & Family Support, the Watertown Community Foundation and the Watertown Public Schools.