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[Blue Ridge] The Respect for All Project in Fannin County

  • Cherry Log Christian Church 1149 Cherry Log Street Cherry Log, GA, 30522 United States (map)

The Respect for All Project is coming to Fannin County!  Join SOJOURN and Groundspark for a two-hour workshop for all adult family members and school staff serving ages K-12 to learn how to create a school climate where all students feel safe and welcome.  We will watch the nationally recognized film Let’s Get Real  by academy award winning filmmaker Debra Chasnoff that examines a variety of issues that lead to bullying and exclusion, including bias related to learning disabilities, religious differences, socio-economic class, perceived sexual orientation, gender and more. 

Through discussion, action planning and interactive activities the Fannin County community will learn about the dynamics of bullying, the impact on children and young people, and how to create a culture where kids stand up for each other and bring respect to all regardless of difference.  As adults, we can prevent and address bullying and exclusion ensures so ALL young people here can have the respect, safety and friendships they need to succeed!

School personnel will receive credit for make-up hours.

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About Let's Get Real:

Name-calling and bullying are at epidemic proportions among youth across the country, and are often the root causes of violence in schools. Let’s Get Real gives young people the chance to tell their stories in their own words–and the results are heartbreaking, shocking, inspiring and poignant. Unlike the vast majority of films made for schools about the issue, Let’s Get Real doesn’t sugarcoat the truth or feature adults lecturing kids about what to do when “bad” kids pick on them.

Let’s Get Real examines a variety of issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and others. The film not only gives a voice to targeted kids, but also to kids who do the bullying to find out why they lash out at their peers and how it makes them feel. The most heartening part of Let’s Get Real includes stories of kids who have mustered the courage to stand up for themselves or a classmate.

Watch the Let's Get Real trailer here: http://groundspark.org/lets-get-real-trailer