On Wednesday, October 29th, join Livermore Mayor John Marchand and ohers for a free film screening and a conversation that takes a stand against bullying. "It is important to nurture an environment in our schools and communities where bullying is just not acceptable."
The general community and middle/high school students and their families are encouraged to view the 45-minute version of the documentary film "BULLY" at the Vine Cinema and then participate in a community conversation. This free event is co-sponsored by the City of Livermore, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and the Livermore Areas Youth Advisory Committee. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the film begins at 7:00 pm. The community conversations will end no later than 9:00 pm. For more information, call the City Manager's Office at 925-960-4040 or visit www.cityoflivermore.net.
UPDATE: Over 70 people attended the event -- even when it occurred at the same time as the 7th game of the World Series which the local San Francisco Giants won! Important, heart-felt discussions occured after the short film was shown.
Ideas are already swirling. Another community event was proposed for January 2015. Review of October event is underway, and planning for the next event will begin later in November. Also, interested community members are encouraged to review a list of web resources regarding bullying compiled by Horizons Family Counseling of the Livermore Police Department: http://www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/horizons/resources/default.asp.
Watch for photos from the event.....
Announcements about the event:
The City of Livermore also promoted the program on its website news page (www.cityoflivermore.net), the City Manager electronic newsletter, its City of Livermore City Hall Facebook page, its Livermore Police Department Facebook page, its Livermore Public Library Facebook page, its City Twitter account, and subscribers to nextdoor.com.
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District also highlighted the event on its webpage, www.livermoreschools.com.