Acception World Premiere a Huge Success

   Campaign to solve America's bullying epidemic kicks off with a bang!

 

On March 30, over one hundred educators, administrators, policy makers, and students came together for the World Premiere of Acception, a groundbreaking film and educational campaign to solve the bullying epidemic!

 

"Bullying is real...and it hurts! It happens everywhere, everyday. The problem is that we haven't had real solutions to solve this problem. That is, until today," commented Director/Producer Christopher Doyle as he spoke on Acception's solutions-based approach to bullying prevention.

 
 

The event also featured a talk by Betsy Gallun, Supervisor of Health Education, Prince George's County, MD and a panel discussion of middle and high school students from the Washington, DC area that was moderated by WHUR's Molette Green. 

 

Many who attended the event were deeply inspired. After viewing the film, a young person in attendance commented: "Acception made me understand why people are bullied and learn how I should prevent this. We are humans, equals, no matter who you choose to love."

 

Alongside the student panelists, administrators and teachers also discussed their experiences and frustrations with the bullying epidemic, providing insight as to "what works" in their communities. One educator in attendance believed that "Acception will encourage people to be proactive about the problem of bullying. This is the first time I've felt this way about a bullying (campaign)."

 

Director/Producer Christopher Doyle expressed the heart of Acception by saying: "Accepting and appreciating differences doesn't necessarily mean that we need to endorse another person's sexual orientation, religion, political views, or behavior ... however; it does mean that we need to love and respect each other! Dr. Martin Luther King taught us this when he said: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

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View the trailer for Acception, our groundbreaking new film that follows four students as they perform a classroom assignment on bullying and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues.