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May 3, 2013

Members of “The Movement”

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FORT IRWIN CHILDREN PART OF A CAMPAIGN TO STOP BULLYING: Members of the Middle School Teen Center gathered at the Post Theater to watch the film “Bully,” here, March 27.

The movie was presented for free as part of a community effort to stop bullying. The campaign, called “The Movement,” was formalized by Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton. The campaign is about recognizing bullying for what it is: a choice. It challenges people to stop, think and remember that their choices matter; it encourages all to treat everyone with respect and take a stand against all forms of bullying in their presence.

Cortney Vaughn, Middle School Teen Center assistant director, explained that the movie viewing was a great way for teens to see the benefit of anti-bullying and combating the problem.

“What’s important about sitting through and watching this movie is what they’re telling you: these are children’s lives, just like our children, who went through school and who were bullied and made decisions based on that,” Pinkerton said. Pinkerton then told the audience at the theater: “I hope, if you’re parents, you talk with your children, or if you’re children and your parents aren’t here, go home and talk to them about it.”

The 2011 documentary “Bully” follows five stories of children and families, who are affected deeply by bullying during the course of a school year. With intimate glimpses into homes, classrooms, cafeterias, and principals’ offices, the movie gives insight into the real lives of bullied, ridiculed children.

“Bully” will be shown free at the Town Center at 8 p.m., tonight. Watch the movie and join “The Movement.”




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