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ADDAMS FAMILY INSPIRES KIDS TO TAKE PLEDGE TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

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by Lisa Chung

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Cast members of the family musical, The Addams Family, encouraged middle school students to take the No Snap Judgments pledge at the New York Institute of Technology as part of the social acceptance initiative.

On October 13, middle school students in the area visited the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) auditorium in New York City while a few more students from classrooms across the U.S. joined the audience via a live Internet stream to take part in "The Addams Family: No Snap Judgments," a social acceptance initiative.

the addams family no snap judgmentsAimed to teach students to embrace differences, cast members of the family-favorite musical spoke of their experiences and answered questions submitted by students on acceptance in a discussion hosted by author of "The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth," Alexandra Robbins.

"I was picked on from kindergarten through all of college" shared Jackie Hoffman, who plays Grandma in The Addams Family. Although it's really hard, she continued, you have to learn to stick up for yourself.

Being tolerant, explained Zachary James, who plays Lurch in the musical, is a step, but we should rather be celebrating everyone's differences by learning to make no snap judgments.

To conclude the discussion, 13-year-old Adam Riegler, who plays Pugsley, led the audience in taking the No Snap Judgment pledge, filling the auditorium with voices that recited in unison to "be a respectful and positive person" and to "celebrate differences among friends, family, teachers, and peers."

For more information and to take the pledge, visit www.nosnapjudgments.org.



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