Chuck Gregory and Mike Palecek enjoyed interviewing J. Carlos Perez and Michael Skinner.[audio:https://newdream.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/show_3897203.mp3|titles=show_3897203]
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|J. Carlos Perez is a free-lance writer who has written a wonderful novel, Sights and Memories and Closing Eyes. We’ll discuss its autobiographical basis as well as the issues he has observed for Hispanic immigrants. His protagonist encounters discrimination and wrestles with such issues as faith and even murder.||
Michael Skinner is a nationally known award-winning advocate survivor addressing the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns through public speaking and his music. He has spoken at the National Press Club, was a keynote presenter for a conference held by the United Nations, The State Department and Georgetown University on the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and adults and he has appeared on many TV, radio and Internet shows – he was part of the Oprah Winfrey Shows that addressed the issues of males sexually abused as children. His music and advocacy website has been visited by well over a million visitors and he has formed the non-profit, the Surviving Spirit, that offers Hope, Healing and Help for those impacted by trauma, abuse and mental health challenges through the creative arts, advocacy, education, a monthly newsletter and website.