Friday: documentary ‘BULLY’ & Bullying Solutions
A two-part program on bullying is presented at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Friday, April 26. The documentary "BULLY" is shown at 1 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema and the afternoon conference "Bullying Solutions: Creating a Culture of Acceptance," featuring author and educator Stan Davis, follows the movie at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center. The film is free.
"BULLY" examines peer-to-peer bullying in American schools.
"This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones, and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience," wrote film director Lee Hirsch and co-writer Cynthia Lowen on the Internet Movie Database web site. "'BULLY is the first feature documentary film to show how we've all been affected by bullying, whether we've been victims, perpetrators, or stood silent witness."
A panel discussion follows the film which is rated PG 13 for intense thematic material and strong language.
The film is free and open to everyone. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 262-595-3340.
At 3:30 p.m., the "Bullying Solutions" conference features a keynote by Stan Davis and a series of breakout sessions. The conference is at the UW-Parkside Student Center.
Davis, a therapist, school counselor, bullying prevention educator, and researcher has supported positive youth development and empowerment for more than four decades.
Five break-out sessions are available focusing on specific topics including anti-bullying educational resources, LGBTQ issues, building connections, and social media.
The movie and conference are for educators, mentors, students over 13 years, parents, and community members. Continuing education credit is available for educators. Call for more information.Conference registration is 3:30-4 p.m. with the program from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $60; (students $25) which includes dinner and all conference materials. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 262-595-3340.