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Pembroke Pines Anti-Bully Forum


 October - National Bullying Prevention Month

Pembroke Pines residents fill the seats at Susan B Katz to learn from Principals and PPDP SRO

Moderated by Mayor Frank C. Ortis

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Photos above are from the Pembroke Pines Anti-Bully Movie and Forum. The movie “BULLY” was sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and held at the Susan B. Katz River of Grass Theater of the Performing Arts. Following the film was an Anti-Bully panel discussion.  Members of the panel are: 1. Dr. Kimberly Pizzo Assistant Principal of PPCMS-Central, Mr.. Kenneth Bass, Principal PPCMS-Central, Mr. Peter Bayer, PPCHS Principal , Mr. Chip Osborn, Principal of Walter C. Young Middle School and P.P.P.D Captain Al Xiques,  2. Commissioner Carl Shechter watches the movie Bully with wife and daughter, 3. Dr. Kimberly Pizzo Assistant Principal at Pembroke Pines Charter School Central Campus takes a question from the audience. 4. Marie Lopez asks a question about remediation for those who bully. 5. Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis Anti Bully Emcee, 6. Resident Marie Lopez with daughter Haley, 7. Mayor Ortis and panel listen to a question from the audience and 8. Commissioner Iris Siple speaking to a resident. (j-pegs available)

Pembroke Pines, FL… October 22, 2014… It was a full house, approximately four hundred people of all ages ranging from grandparents, parents to students and expectant parents showed up on a Friday night to learn about and discuss a troubling topic, Bullying. Hosted by Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis, the Anti-Bully Forum featured the movie “Bully” and a panel discussion by educators  including Dr. Kimberly Pizzo, Mr. Kenneth Bass, Mr. Peter Bayer, Mr. Chip Osborn, and P.P.P.D Captain Al Xiques.  Mayor Frank C. Ortis was the Forum Emcee.

“Following the “Bully” movie, parents, Pembroke Pines Commissioners and students lined up with questions for the panel,” said Dr. Lisa Libidinsky, Principal for the Pembroke Pines Florida State University Charter Elementary School. The movie “BULLY,” was sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and held at the Susan B. Katz River of Grass Theater of the Performing Arts. “Our distinguished panel of principals discussed the latest information on the topic of Bullying and intervention techniques,” said Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis and Event Emcee.  Following the movie the panel took questions from the audience, including Pembroke Pines Commissioners Iris Siple and Carl Shechter.

 The Pembroke Pines Anti-Bully Forum was sponsored by the City of Pembroke Pines, Bright Star Credit Union and Chartwells Food Services.  In the coming months the Anti-Bully Forum will be available for residents to view on Pembroke Pines OCTV Channel 78.

For more information on the Mayor’s campaign to end bullying, please visit For more information about the film, please visit:


  The Pembroke Pines Charter School System was created and built by the City of Pembroke Pines and is home to four elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school housed on five educational campuses throughout the City.  Students can begin their education in a Pembroke Pines Charter elementary school, study in a regional library, graduate from the high school and continue their education at Broward College, also located on a Charter School Campus at the Academic Village. 


A nationally designated All-America City, Pembroke Pines is a hub of traditional and international flavor, ranging from its residents and businesses to its food and shopping. Easily accessed from I-95, the Florida Turnpike, I-75 and The Palmetto Expressway in South Broward County, Pembroke Pines enjoys a reputation as an innovative and progressive community which boasts a strong commitment to education, business, and the environment.  For information about the City of Pembroke Pines or its Charter School System please visit



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