‘The Upstanders’ screening – The power of connection to end bullying
March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm MST| Free
Join CONNECT Summit County for a FREE screening of The Upstanders.
When: Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Jim Santy Auditorium
Why: About 37 percent of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied online and when bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time. The Upstanders is a compelling documentary that addresses cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, co-workers and the brain science behind it all. The film highlights new laws and programs already reducing bullying in schools and shows us how we can learn to make a difference together. Following the 50-minute film, Park City High School graduate Robby Borders will share his “Smile, You Are Beautiful” story. Robby has been impacted by bullying and suicide throughout his life and he has a powerful message of overcoming tragedy through resiliency.
The screening comes at a critically important time in Utah. On Jan. 9, the State Board of Education sent a proposal to a committee to weaken Utah’s anti-bullying legislation and remove provisions that provide teacher training in combating bullying. The board’s Law and Licensing Committee is scheduled to review the proposed changes at their public meeting in March.
Please join us for this documentary about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying.