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Grand Valley holds screening of 'Bullied'

Posted on January 12, 2011

The College of Education will host a screening of “Bullied,” a film produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center that follows the story of a student from Wisconsin who filed a lawsuit against a school district for not protecting him from those who tormented him because of his homosexuality.

“Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History” will be shown:
Tuesday, January 18
6:30 p.m.
Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus

The event is free and will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include Kay Waters, a school counselor; Sue Verduin-Miller, a school social worker; Michele Coyne, a consultant to schools on bullying prevention; and Denise Brogan-Kator, interim executive director of Equality Michigan. The moderator is Shelley Irwin, from WGVU.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a leading provider of anti-bias education resources. This film is the seventh produced by the center’s Teaching Tolerance program.

The GVSU College of Education Inclusion Committee has developed this event to inform educators and the public while promoting its mission of “Teaching, Leading and Learning in a Democratic Society.” For more information, contact Clay Pelon at Grand Valley’s College of Education at (616) 331-6813 or News and Information Services at (616) 331-2221.

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