ASSERT Empowerment and Self Defense and KSA Martial Academy are happy to host a special, Back-to-School Event for Sylvan Park, The Nations, and surrounding neighborhoods:
We will have a viewing of the G-rated version of the film, making it appropriate for all ages, followed by discussion, self-defense and anti-bullying tips for children and parents, and culminating in taking the pledge to be an Upstander Against Bullying.
This is a free event and space is limited, so, please pre-register by Clicking Here!
If we run out of space for this event and there is enough interest, we will book additional dates to service demand. About the film:
Over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. The new documentary film BULLY, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, brings human scale to this startling statistic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families.
BULLY is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis. Filmed over the course of the 2009/2010 school year, BULLY opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders. It documents the responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviors that defy “kids will be kids” clichés, and it captures a growing movement among parents and youths to change how bullying is handled in schools, in communities and in society as a whole.
Parents play a vital role in supporting their kids, promoting upstander rather than bystander behavior, and teaching and modeling empathy in the home.