BLACK’S CAN’T SWIM- St. John’s University

BLACK’S CAN’T SWIM- St. John’s University

Challenge YOUR  thinking!

Wed-Feb12th 10:40 am to 12:00 pm   Room 2-145 (St. Augustine Hall)

St. John’s University (8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica, NY 11439)

 

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57 spaces available

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Challenge YOUR  thinking!

Wed-Feb12th 10:40 am to 12:00 pm   Room 2-145 (St. Augustine Hall)

St. John’s University (8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica, NY 11439)

Ed Accura is a black British man who after watching an upsetting news report on bad weather and flooding, develops an acute phobia with water. His anxiety with not being able to swim and irrational fears of drowning pushes him into buying a life jacket which he wears everywhere he goes. Ed is torn between his friends who try and encourage him to learn how to swim and society who dramatically dampen his confidence with stereotypes on black people and their inability to swim. The film combines acting with real interview footage of various members of the community voicing their thoughts on the subject.

Sudhir Gadh, MD is a board certified psychiatrist now in private practice, with 15 years of experience specializing in ADD, Anxiety and Trauma. He is also a LT. Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves and Medical Director of the Center of Recovery and Wellness.

Jhonny Jose Perez Pena is an Olympian from the Dominican Republic. He competed in the 100 Freestyle at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro.  Jhonny has his BBA in International business management and now works as a banker for Columbia Bank in New Jersey.

Shawn Slevin is the founder and executive director of Swim Strong Foundation.  She is helping the world develop a new relationship with water to reduce unneeded drowning and water based accidents.