Over 6,000 LA Students Attend “Bully” Screening Event

LA Students at Nokia Center on April 17, 2012

Over 6,000 students representing 49 schools from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) attended a screening of Bully at LA’s Nokia Center.  The film screening was also attended by LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAUSD superintendent John Deasy and Bully filmmaker Lee Hirsch.

Middle school students attending screening / photo by Genero Molina/Los Angeles Times

Lee Hirsch with over 6,000 LA students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the screening, a town hall style discussion was held.  Hirsch led the discussion, calling on students to write about their experiences and what they’re doing to step up against it. “This is where change begins — right here today,” he said. “Each and every one of you are change-makers.” Afterwards, Hirsch described being “overwhelmed” by the experience.

Also participating in the event were a variety of LA notables including “Victorious” star Avan Jogia. 

The event was made possible thanks to sponsorship from the L.A. Fund.

 

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