Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ulysses "Butch" Slaughter at Chester High School

Principal Will Towson, Ulysses "Butch" Slaughter, Associate Principals Linda Hargrow and Lavada Driggins
The Chester High School auditorium was full this morning as guest speaker Ulysses "Butch" Slaughter relived his compelling real life story from the age of 12. “Ulysses witnessed his mother Clarice being shot to death by his father, Ulysses Sr.” His father spent 39 months in jail for the crime. In January 2011, Ulysses confronted his father on the Dr. Phil show. Ulysses believes that “Confrontation is the door that leads to forgiving.” After 30 years, Ulysses took his father to his mother’s burial site in an attempt to reconcile with the tragic event that haunted him. Both father and son went on to share their story. With his father now passed on, “Ulysses happily forges ahead on life's journey seeking to help those who become discouraged and trapped.” He continues to promote his Odyssey Project the process of reconciling families and restore fatherhood. 

Students were enthralled by Ulysses’ story. Their engagement in the program led to an interesting follow up question and answer session. Wow, very inspiring program which resonated with the audience. 

Save the dates June 14 and 15 2013 for

The Faces of Our Fathers Film Festival
Booker T. Washington Center
611 Central Avenue
Chester, PA

“The festival will feature a variety of films including documentaries, feature films, classic films and music videos. Strategically hosted in urban settings, The Faces of Our Fathers Film Festival aims to bring quality programming into communities that are too often on the periphery of conversations that are critical to their families.”

For more information visit The Odyssey Project

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