Monday, March 28, 2011

"Bullied" screening at UCC

If you're in the Austin area, please stop by the United Church of Christ at 3500 W. Parmer Lane this Sunday at 6PM. We're hosting a free screening of the Southern Poverty Law Center's documentary "Bullied".

The documentary tells the story of one high school student who held his school district accountable for the years of bullying he experienced while attending their schools. Despite repeated pleas for help, a suicide attempt and running away from home, this young man was forced to sue the school district before they would acknowledge the problem.

The film is about 40 minutes long and there will be a short discussion afterwards. If you aren't in the Austin area, I encourage you to find a way to view this film.

1 comment:

Nance said...

I haven't seen this documentary, but I'll be on the lookout for it. Meanwhile, I've been interested to see some of the submissions to the It Gets Better initiative...some of which are poignant, some hilarious. Good for the UCofC. There are few churches stepping up on this. WWJD, people.