BBYO is inviting all Cleveland-area Jewish youth and their families to stand up against bullying by attending a screening of the documentary “Bully” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Cedar Lee Theatre, 2163 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. Viewers should arrive by 6:15. Cost is $6, and advanced registration is required.
The Ohio Northern Region of BBYO is sponsoring the local screenings of “Bully,” a full-length documentary that depicts North America’s bullying crisis. BBYO has partnered with Keshet, North American Federation of Temple Youth, Repair the World and a dozen more organizations across the country to ensure the screenings reach the largest number of Jewish teens possible.
“Bully” tells the stories of several children affected by bullying. It is intended to challenge viewers to move from shock and resignation to action aimed at creating schools and communities where bullying is unacceptable and empathy and respect are encouraged.
“Bully” director Lee Hirsch was present for the first all-teen audience screening of the film at BBYO’s international convention last month in Atlanta.
“No matter how shameful it is to admit, every teen witnesses bullying in our schools in some form, and we don’t always want to talk or think about it,” said BBYO member Marni Young of Solon.