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This Evening, Tuesday, March 5th:
The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival

3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75233 Phone: 214.337.2429 
Cosponsored by the Dallas Peace & Justice Center

February 5th
7:00 pm


Bully
 

This screening is cosponsored by the
Dallas Peace & Justice Center


Our First Tuesday screening this month will be a special presentation in conjunction with The Bully Project and the E.C. Stanton Community School. The school is also the beneficiary of this quarter's UUCOC Share the Plate program.

In his 2012 documentary BULLY, filmmaker Lee Hirsch examined five cases of young people who endured vicious persecution at the hands of their peers. Tragically, two of those five children (Ty Smalley and Tyler Long) committed suicide and a third teenager (Ja'Meya Jackson) landed in reform school after pulling a gun on the people who had bullied her for years.

Given serious reservations about the way in which the topic of suicide is handled in the film we will not be screening the full length theatrical version of BULLY. We will instead be showing & discussing a shorter classroom version of the film that features the story of Alex, a 14-year-old boy with Asperger's Syndrome, and Kelby, a 16-year-old girl who was bullied after she came out as gay. To the best of our knowledge, this version is suitable for children age 12 and above.

You can view a clip from the project here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyrv1rNWg0o
 

The Bully Project is the social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY. It has sparked a national movement to stop bullying that is transforming kids’ lives and changing a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action.
 
e c stanton
 
E.C. Stanton Community School is a K-12 non-profit private school located in Ft. Worth with a unique philosophy. They believe every child has the right and responsibility to direct their own learning. Please visit their website for more details:  www.ecstanton.org
The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival

Every month, at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff screens a film focusing on an important social justice issue. We hope you'll leave inspired and ready to hit the road in your own quest for a better world.

The best way to make a difference in the world is to first learn how others have done so. Is there a film you'd love to see to inspire you? Perhaps you have that one movie that recharges you before a social justice battle. If so, please share with us, and we'll see about putting it on our list of films to show at the UUCOC First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival.
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