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Beyond Tolerance Workshop to Focus on \'Psychology of Color\'

(Posted February 6, 2006)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Brian Johnson, a diversity instructor with Manna Unlimited Motivations, will present a workshop, "The Psychology of Color," at Juniata College at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Sill Board Room in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

The workshop is part of a continuing series of workshops focused on diversity sponsored by Juniata's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

"Psychologists have found that different colors have powerful effects on the mental, physical and emotional health of human beings," says Rosalie Rodriguez, special assistant to the president for diversity and inclusion. "Does racial 'color' have similar effects on the physical and emotional health of people? This workshop will explore the complexities of color at a predominantly white institution."

Brian Johnson is founder and chief motivational educator for Manna Unlimited. He also maintains a full-time career in higher education at Susquehanna University, in Selinsgrove, Pa., as director of multicultural affairs and special assistant to the president for diversity and inclusion.

He is a certified trainer with the National Coalition Building Institute and is a minister licensed by the Global Network of Christian Ministries. He serves on the ministry team at Revival Tabernacle in West Milton, Pa.

He earned a bachelor's degree in English and went on to earn a master's degree in English from California University of Pennsylvania. He currently is studying o the doctoral program in children, youth and family studies at Nova Southeastern University,

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.