CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A multi-location event revolving around the critically-acclaimed “Bully” documentary film will be held in the Queen City in January through Joined In Education and the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. It is being sponsored by The Leon Levine Foundation, the Duke Energy Foundation, the Gorelick Foundation and others.

On Jan. 15, join director Lee Hirsch (pictured) and view cuts from the director’s chair at Knight Theatre, 430 S. Tryon St., at 7:30 p.m. A dessert reception will follow. Tickets are $45/person. A pre-reception will precede the evening’s program at 6 p.m. Cost to attend is $250/person, $360/couple.

The following day is chocked full of events all day long at the Levine Jewish Community Center at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Rd.

At 9:30 a.m., internationally-recognized author Barbara Coloroso (pictured) will deliver a keynote address, “Creating an environment of caring at home & at school.” This is suitable for parents of children of all ages.

Parents and teachers can choose between “What do I need to know about cyber bullying” and “When is bullying really bullying, or is this just normal kid behavior?” workshops being presented at 11 a.m.

Another workshop, “The preschool dilemma — at home & at school,” begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by another keynote, “Change in the Classroom,” at 3:15 p.m.

The day ends with a choice of three workshops at 4:15 p.m.: “Middle school madness;” “High school conversations that lead to change;” and “The Responsive Classroom — Bully-proofing your classroom.”

Sessions are open to parents, teachers, administrators, counselors and community members. Cost is $75 for the morning or afternoon sessions or $125 for the entire day. Lunch can be purchased onsite.

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