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Featured Speaker Lee Hirsch on Monday, Oct. 8

Posted Sep. 12, 2012

 
Lee HirschKent State University at Stark invites the community to the kick-off event of their popular Featured Speakers Series’ 22nd season. Filmmaker Lee Hirsch will present The Bully Project: Putting an End to the Most Common Form of Violence Among Children on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in The University Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
 
Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, beginning Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 a.m., while supplies last. A limit of four (4) tickets will be distributed per person. Phone reservations will not be accepted.
 
As a former victim of bullying, filmmaker Lee Hirsch felt compelled to produce a documentary from the perspective of the victims to raise awareness and eventually, eliminate the destructive behavior affecting so many of our nation’s youth. He spent a year in schools across the country, following five students and families, trying to understand how bullying is handled within the schools. The result was his powerful and gritty film, Bully, which debuted at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Hirsch will present an engaging lecture that will reveal how bullying affects students, their families, the schools and society at large.
 
For more information on Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or cdwillia@kent.edu or visit www.stark.kent.edu/about/events/featuredspeakers