Did you know? Each day in America, more than 160,000 children miss school due to bullying.
This newest twentieth-century crop of bullies has made other children captives of their own Internet-tied existence. Not to mention, current estimates state that teen suicide has increased a horrific 400% in just the past 30 years.
What: Check out a gathering to better understand the essence of bullying and why we bully, and how we transcend and heal that experience. An evening for compassionate and truthful dialogue about the dark underbelly of storytelling—featuring personal experience of storytelling—lies, hurtful speech, bullying, and being bullied. Like all the great super powers—religion, government, media, sex and money—storytelling, neither intrinsically good nor evil, has its dark underbelly. How we speak to, and of, one another affects us deeply.
Are you interested in hearing personal stories from PostSecret’s Frank Warren and Baltimore’s The Leadership’s Executive Director, Jan Houbolt, and how they’ve overcome their traumas. Attendees will have an opportunity to share their own personal bullying experiences, both as the bully and bullied, in an unique 6-word format.
When: Thursday, January 17, 2013 starts at 6:30 p.m.
Where: American Visionary Art Museum - Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 3rd floor ~ 800 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230
Who: Discussion focused for adults, but children and teens over 12 welcome however, limited seating and all must RSVP to Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-244-1900 x247.
FYI: Attendees are welcome to explore AVAM’s The Art of Storytelling exhibition in the main building, which features bullying PostSecrets, before the anti-bullying program, dont't forget you must RSVP to receive free admission after 5 p.m. because the main building closes at 6:30 p.m.