Films series on bullying
Four films will be offered on Tuesdays in October to address the issue of bullying. Each film will have a post-screening analysis facilitated by discussion leaders.
The Oct. 4, 11 and 18 events will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the River Falls Public Library. The Oct. 25 event is at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls, N8010 Hwy. 65.
--Oct. 4: "Bullied: a Student, a School and a Case That Made History" is the story of Jamie Novotny, who endured bullying for his entire school career, finally fought back and won a court case against the school administration in Ashland.
--Oct. 11: "Stand By Me" is a film about two groups of boys on a life-changing search for a dead body. The older boys are part of a gang of bullies; the younger boys are friends. The film has an R rating -- children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian.
--Oct. 18: "Two Spirits" is the tragic story of a mother who lost her son, set in the Native American culture with their attitude of honor to persons with integrated genders.
--Oct. 25: "Rats and Bullies" tells the powerful true story of Dawn Marie Wesley, who at the age of 14, took her own life after being systematically bullied and threatened by three girls at her high school. The incident fueled a groundbreaking investigation by Canada's Crown.