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FHM Works with Girls Inc. on its Break Down Barriers Project

December 16, 2013

A reconstructive and cosmetic eye surgeon in Florida, Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko has been recognized as a “Best Doctor in America” every year since 2003. In addition to his dedication to patients, Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko gives back to the community and has donated to the Florida Holocaust Museum.

The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) was founded to honor those who died and suffered in the Holocaust. Dedicated to teaching others about the importance of human life and preventing genocide in the future, FHM has several exhibits and hosts many events to spread the museum’s message. Recently, The Florida Holocaust Museum joined with Girls Inc. on a new project, Breaking Down Barriers.

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The program provided girls aged nine and older with the necessary tools to create a future in which people are more tolerant of others. Over the span of eight weeks, the girls participated in activities, field trips, and discussions that looked into the social barriers of bullying, prejudice, and stereotypes. During the program, the girls created visual art to reflect how barriers prevent relationships from developing. The art was installed at Girls Inc. for a month before becoming a traveling exhibition.

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