2012-04-04 / Local News

BBYO to premier ‘BULLY’ movie

BBYO will sponsor a premier screening of “BULLY,” a feature length documentary that depicts “a year in the life” of North America’s bullying crisis. All Jewish youth in South Jersey and their families are invited to see the film with BBYO before its worldwide release. The screening will be followed by a discussion and anti-bullying training.

The Jewish community of South Jersey is invited to screen the film together on Sunday, Apr. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse 5, 400 Ranstead St., Philadelphia. Transportation is being provided from the Katz JCC, and the cost is $5 per teen and $9.50 per adult.

“BULLY” tells the remarkable stories of five brave families that will challenge viewers to move from shock and resignation about bullying to action, transforming schools and communities into places where empathy and respect are valued and bullying is unacceptable.

“No matter how shameful it is to admit, every teen witnesses bullying in our schools in some form and we don’t always want to talk or think about it,” said Samara Levin, 17, a senior at Cherry Hill East High School. “I’m proud to be a part of an organization like BBYO that sees the importance of this film’s message and is working to bring it to as many teens as possible.”

For those looking to take action against bullying now, BBYO is collecting signatures from teens and their families as a part of BBYO’s Stand UP for Each Other Campaign for Respect and Inclusion, a grassroots effort focused on creating safe and welcome communities for all Jewish teens.

To sign the petitions, for more information, and to register, visit bbyo.org/bully/philly. .

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