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Social Justice Film & Panel Discussion Series - Bullied

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Castro Valley Library

3600 Norbridge Avenue

Castro Valley, CA 94546

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In the third film of the series, Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student's ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today.

We welcome a discussion to generate frank, honest, and respectful dialogue regarding bullying, our children, the LGBTQQI2-S community and effective strategies to help members of our community.

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Rochelle U. Collins MSW: Project Eden, A Program of Horizon Services, Inc.
Rochelle Collins has a master's degree in Clinical Social Work specializing in working with children, youth and families with substance use and mental health disorders. She has over 30 years of counseling, program management, evaluation and community advocacy experience. Ms. Collins has worked in outpatient and clinic setting, providing street outreach to homeless youth, and specializing in work with LGBTQQI2-S children, youth and families. Ms. Collins works at Project Eden in Hayward and is currently working towards her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.

Jacqueline Regev: Education Director, ADL
Jacqueline Regev is a former classroom teacher and teacher educator with years of experience creating safe spaces for challenging conversations. Jacqueline directs ADL’s regional education initiatives including the No Place for Hate® and A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE®. Jacqueline’s work engages schools in community building workshops to address bias and identity-based bullying while developing ally strategies.

Rick Oculto MSW: Our Family Coalition
Rick Oculto holds a dual B.A. degree in Psychology and Spanish from Seattle University in Washington and a Master of Arts Degree in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley specializing in management and planning. As the Education Manager, Mr. Oculto collaborates with educators and school administrators to implement welcoming schools to create safe and LGBTQ-inclusive elementary schools. He provides training and support focusing on the recognition and celebration of all families, challenging gender stereotypes, and addressing name-calling and anti-LGBTQ bias and harassment in schools. Formerly the Youth Service Coordinator at Billy DeFrank LGBT Center in San José, Mr. Oculto developed programs that addressed LGBT youth issues and created the first transgender youth support group in the area. An accomplished speaker and presenter, he has conducted trainings for hundreds of students, educators, and youth workers focusing on diversity, harassment, gender stereotypes, and other LGBT issues. Mr. Oculto currently works with Our Family Coalition in San Francisco.


Target Audience: Community members, Ages 11+

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