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For those in the Portland area:
A FRANK CONVERSATION:
KIDS AND TEENS SPEAK UP ABOUT BULLYING
Actress/ Producer Katie O’Grady works with teens and kids as an acting coach in Portland; after reading a barrage of news stories on kids killing themselves, because they were bullied, she decided to give those who have survived the experience a way to speak up. On October 23rd Katie will host a FRANK CONVERSATION with local NW kids and teens about their experience with bullying.
Film Director James Westby will capture the collective voice on film. The footage gathered may be used in a dramatic short film Katie is producing on teen bullying. Their hope is to have teens/kids speak up about what they have seen or experienced. Katie says, “I know it’s hard to gather with strangers and share such a personal topic, but it is so important to get the word out, even if it’s to help someone else being picked on at school. So much can be done to help; the first step is to speak up.”
BACKSPACE has offered their coffee shop for the event where everyone is welcome to stop in, grab a cookie and coffee, and hang out….even if they do not wish to speak personally about their experience. This is a chance to honor those that have struggled to survive a day in school.
RSVP to speak on camera: firstname.lastname@example.org (if you can’t make it, feel free to email your bully story).
More info: A FRANK CONVERSATION invite is accessible on Facebook.
Please join us THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 23rd 3:30-7:00pm
LOCATION IS BACKSPACE: 125 5TH PORTLAND 97209
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