Award-winning filmmaker and bullying expert Cassidy McMillan, who Directed and Produced the acclaimed upcoming Documentary Film "Bullies And Friends", on bullying and a precedent setting bullycide court case, will be a featured speaker at the Summit. Also speaking at the Summit will be Jane Clementi, Co-Founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, and whose son Tyler Clementi, a gay teen, committed suicide after being bullied by classmates at Rutgers University.
Additionally, Cassidy McMillan and Jane Clementi will be part of a Bullying Prevention Expert Panel, which will also include NVEEE's Founder and Executive Director Jowharah Sanders; Special Education Attorney and FIU Professor Laverne Pinkney; District Chairperson of the TRUST Program Delphine Gervais; former Judge and FIU Law Professor Phyllis Kotey, and others.
The expert panel will offer insight on the bullying crisis, information on bullying and bullycide awareness, and ideas on bullying prevention.
In addition, there will be breakout sessions for both youth and adults, including "Digital Drama & Cyberbullying"
"NVEEE's anti-bullying summit, with FIU College of Law, is important to the South Florida community" said Cassidy McMillan, Director of the Documentary Film "Bullies And Friends". "It will provide information to parents, teens, educators on bullying awareness and bullying prevention. The numbers of kids who have taken their lives due to bullying is tragically continuing to grow. One child's death due to bullying is too many, and we all must do more to bring light to this growing epidemic. The reason I've directed and produced the upcoming documentary film "Bullies And Friends" is to have the film be a bullying prevention resource that will help prevent bullying and bullycides. Additionally, the film will help kids know that they're not alone in the bullying they're experiencing, that they can and should seek help if they're being bullied, and that help is available. I'm proud to work with an organization such as NVEEE, whose 'boots on the ground' approach in their work at schools on bullying prevention is crucial, along with anti-bullying events such as this Summit."
For more information about participating organizations, additional topics included in the NVEEE Anti-Bullying Summit in partnership with FIU College of Law, or Sponsorship information, please visit: http://issuu.com/
For more information on the upcoming Documentary Film "Bullies And Friends", please visit: http://www.BulliesAndFriends.com
About Cassidy McMillan:
Cassidy McMillan is the award-winning Director and Producer of the upcoming documentary film "Bullies And Friends". For the film, McMillan conducted extensive research on bullying and bullycide throughout North America with students, parents, educators, counselors, medical professionals and judicial/legal system officials. Through her advocacy work and research on bullying and bullycide prevention, she has become a recognized expert, speaker and media contributor on the topics of bullying, girl bullying, bullycide and legal aspects within the juvenile justice system regarding bullying.
Awards include the Women In Film Foundation Award; the Walt Disney Company's Partners In Excellence Award; the United Nations UNA USA Global Impact Film Award; the Inanna Filmmaker Humanitarian Award; Cine's Social Awareness Award; among others. In 2012, McMillan was named in the Official Proclamation of Bullying Awareness Day in Portland, Maine by the Mayor of Portland, Maine and Maine Governor's Office.
In addition to her film directing/producing work, Cassidy is a Film, TV, Theater Actress, is a Member of the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), and serves on the Board of Directors with National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment.
McMillan is the CEO and President of McMillan FilmWorks, an independent film production company based in California. The company produces projects that shine a spotlight on social cause issues, the environment and animal rights.
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