Feb. 21, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UW-Fox Valley Student Union
Jamie Nabozny, upon whose life the film "Bullied" is based, will present the video and then host a discussion following its showing.
Jamie Nabozny grew up in Ashland, Wisconsin, a small town on the south shore of Lake Superior. His life changed drastically when he was targeted in middle school for being gay. His years of harassment ended with a beating that put him in the hospital and required abdominal surgery. Jamie then moved to Minneapolis. After realizing that many other young people endured similar fates, he decided to fight back. With the help of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Jamie won a Landmark Lawsuit in federal court that established that all young people – including those who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender – deserve a safe educational experience. The Southern Poverty Law Center produced a documentary entitled Bullied that chronicles his life. Jamie now speaks out for the kids who are bullied in schools across our country every day, sharing his story so that no child has to endure what he endured. Jamie was recently named a Defender of Human Rights by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.