The Education for Everyone event series aims to share information and raise awareness of students with different challenges so everyone can better support these individuals in our schools and communities. This year, CLIMB Theatre will present "One Kind Thing", a play about bullying and cyber bullying.
In this fast moving and compelling multimedia performance set in the year 2020, twelve college students recall their early teen years as the bystanders and targets of students who bully – in person and in cyberspace.
Using technology students recognize, and examples of bullying they can immediately relate to, CLIMB Theatre’s new play is powerful and compelling. The year is 2020. Alyssa is reaching out to former students of Craighton Middle School to help her with a book she is writing. Twelve Craighton alumni respond with YouTube reflections on their roles as the bystanders and target of bullies. As the former students begin their stories, their videoed images fade and live actors enter the stage to enact their remembrances of cyberbullying, LGBT bullying, rumors, and physical and emotional bullying. “One Kind Thing” gives students in the audience an opportunity to see middle school drama as something other than ‘just the way it is.’ They come to see it as something that could be changed, if they have the courage to do just “One Kind Thing.”
This performance is most appropriate for grades 5 and up. Watch a preview of the play. [YouTube, 6:12]
4:30 pm: Registration
5:00 pm: Context Presentation: Overview of issues related to bullying prevention
5:30 pm: “One Kind Thing” performed by CLIMB Theatre
6:30 pm: Break for pizza dinner and networking opportunities
7:00 pm: Panel discussion - “Protecting All Students: Policy, Resources and Implications Regarding the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act”
Submit a question online to the panelists prior to the event. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the event.
Free CEUs available.
Free parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility.
Free CEUs available.