NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridg-it, a provider of innovative solutions that cultivate safe, positive schools and communities, will be hosting a screening of the documentary Mentor on April 28 at 6:30 pm at Barnard College in Columbia University, located at 3009 Broadway in New York City. Immediately following the screening, Bridg-it will host an exclusive discussion about bullying and the importance of positive and comprehensive resolution strategies.
"The documentary Mentor is an eye-opening look at a harsh reality that exists in today's schools: there is a lack of support and tools available to help communities address bullying and harmful situations," said Jeff Ervine, CEO of Bridg-it. "Bringing the community together to view this groundbreaking film and to have the opportunity to hear unique perspectives from the expert panelists will surely be a powerful experience for all who attend."
The screening will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm at Columbia University's Barnard College campus, located at 3009 Broadway in New York City. Following the screening of the film, there will be an exclusive discussion about bullying, resolution and change featuring:
- Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., an internationally renowned expert on bullying who has presented thousands of workshops and in-service training seminars for teachers, administrators, counselors, and social workers across the U.S.
- Alix Lambert, Director of Mentor, who has directed and produced two feature length documentaries: The Mark of Cain and Bayou Blue (with David McMahon), as well as numerous shorts.
- Beth L. Sims, a Partner in the law firm of Shaw Perelson May & Lambert, L.L.P. representing approximately sixty school districts in the Hudson Valley of New York State. She is an Adjunct Professor for Long Island University teaching "School Law" to prospective School Administrators. Sims also serves as an elected Director of the New York State Association of School Attorneys (NYSASA) and is a member of the New York State School Boards Association, and the National School Boards Association, among others.
- Ruth Zealand, a Professor of Education at The College of New Rochelle, where she also is the Chair of the Undergraduate Education Department. Her work in the classrooms and communities over the past 30 years has centered on conflict resolution, mediation and bullying prevention.
- Jeffrey Ervine, CEO of Bridg-it, which has developed the first comprehensive and compliant anti-bullying solution for K-12 schools that streamlines how schools report, review and resolve bullying and harmful situations for more positive outcomes and safer school communities.
The screening is open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve tickets, please visit: http://bit.ly/1yrSz9v.
Bridg-it provides comprehensive and compliant solutions allowing the educational community to cultivate safe, positive schools and communities. With an expert team that understands the social, emotional, legal, and technical complexities of creating an environment that proactively addresses bullying, Bridg-it has built the first anti-bullying solution that goes beyond reporting to address the full lifecycle of an incident. The solution's Report, Review, Resolve platform provides an easy-to-use and effective solution to addressing bullying and harmful behavior both on and off-line. For more information on Bridg-it and its products, visit www.bridgit.com.
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