I’m going to take a break from relaying stories from my online adventures to remind you that a couple of our faculty members, Kate Berneking Kogut and Steph Borklund are in the middle of producing a short film on bullying this summer.
I’ve told you about the film before; it zooms in on a case of potential bullying and one teen’s decision to either intervene or say nothing.
The film, to shoot late next month in Columbia, carries a theme to which all audiences can relate but that holds particular weight for adolescents and teens. The story teaches that anyone can be “the one” to take a stand against bullying, because it only takes one person to stand up before others follow.
But the project needs our help. It’s being funded mainly with public support, and I was happy to contribute a tiny amount to it. I’m sorry I’m not in a position to give more right now, but as Steph says: “There is no such thing as a small donation.”
She also suggests another way to contribute is by sharing the news. “We all have the power to make a difference—it doesn’t take much to create the domino effect.”
So that’s what I’m doing. You can make your tax-deductible donation at www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-am-one.