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Please Note: THIS LIVE EVENT IS CANCELED
Due to unforeseen circumstances we will not be holding the live event. However, you have the opportunity to view the documentary on your own, any time Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5. We hope you will take the time to watch this 56-minute documentary. If you would like to receive the information to access the film, please email David Malinowski. (email@example.com)
We are sorry to not be able to hold the facilitated discussion, however, Jason Fleming, Director of Children, Youth and Family Services will hold an open zoom meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 12pm should you have any questions or comments about the film. (Link below)
Topic: UCS Presents: Upstanders Follow Up Discussion with Jason Fleming
Time: May 17, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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THIS EVENT IS CANCELED
UCS will be presenting a virtual screening of the Indieflix documentary, The Upstanders on Wednesday, May 4 at 6pm.
The Upstanders delves deep into cyber-bullying, showing the perspectives of those who bully, their victims, and the trauma of the bystander. Woven through this film is the very personal, first-hand account of a family’s tragic loss that inspired new legislation to turn the tide against this very real epidemic.
Covid-19 has only acerbated this problem of cyber-abuse, by providing a bully-ripe environment of isolation, anxiety and increased time on screens. Most often driven by pain, bullies are searching for that jolt of power when putting someone else down – and there is plenty of pain going around now.
The screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Jason Fleming, UCS’ Director of Children, Youth and Family Services Division. “We are excited to continue this UCS Presents series with the community,” said Fleming, “It’s important for people to understand that their online actions affect real people.”
This screening is part of an initiative by Vermont Care Partners and additional screenings will be taking place across the state. This event is free; however, registration is required.
For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This film is being sponsored by the Vermont Department of Mental Health under PIPBHC (CHILD) grant 5H79SM080234004 from SAMHSA.