On May 14, 2020, the Marion Institute, in partnership with the New Bedford Lyceum, presented a virtual discussion responding to themes presented in the award-winning documentary “Audrie & Daisy”, a film that takes a hard look at American’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.
PANEL MEMBERS INCLUDED:
- Dr. Juli Parker, Assistant Dean of Students/Director, Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality at UMass Dartmouth
- Stacy Malone, Executive Director of the Victim Rights Law Center
- Claire Spaulding McVicker, Executive Director of the Katie Brown Educational Program
- Jeffrey Glidden, LICSW, Violence Recovery Program Counselor & Advocate, Fenway Health
Audrie & Daisy is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. The assembled panel brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in working with victims and survivors of sexual assault and gender based violence and they will discuss topics including victim’s rights.
This event was originally scheduled to take place at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, in conjunction with the New Bedford Lyceum Presents Monica Lewinsky: A Conversation on Cyberbullying and Our Culture of Humiliation. Ms. Lewinsky is a passionate advocate against cyberbullying and though the event at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center has been cancelled, all presenting organizations felt that this topic was too important to silence the community conversation that was started in preparation for Ms. Lewinsky’s visit.
“Curbing the Culture of Shame” was part of VAHA! New Bedford’s programming in recognition of May Mental Health Awareness Month.
FULL RECORDING: Zoom Webinar, May 14, 2020
DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS
** A wide range of educational material for teachers, parents, and communities can be found on the Audrie & Daisy film website, http://www.audrieanddaisy.com/, including:
- Guide for Parents
- Guide for Screenings
- Lesson Plans for Educators (multiple grade levels)
- Resources for Professionals (Health Care, Law Enforcement, & School Administrators)
- Resources for Coaches
- Resources & Tools: links to national organizations, helpful apps, and more.
Another valuable resource is Bystander Revolution, a website offering practical, crowdsourced advice about simple things individuals can do to defuse bullying and help shift the culture. No matter who you are or what you’re facing, you can find personal stories, suggestions, and encouragement from someone who has dealt with a similar issue. Search by problem or solution to find tips from people who have been targets, people who have been bystanders, and even people who have bullied.
Resources from Presenting Organizations:
- Marion Institute Connector Series: https://www.marioninstitute.
- New Bedford Lyceum: nblyceum.org
- UMass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality: https://www.umassd.edu/cwgs/
- Victim Rights Law Center: http://www.victimrights.org/
- Katie Brown Educational Program: https://kbep.org/
- Fenway Health: https://fenwayhealth.
Jeffrey Glidden, LICSW
VRP Counselor & Advocate
Pronouns: He, Him, His
Fenway Health, 209 Bedford St | Fall River, MA
Office: 857.313.6696 | Mobile: 617.515.5709
Resources & Tools for Victims, Parents, Educators, Students, and Advocates
- Post-COVID Local Resources: Direct Service Organizations who are currently open and ready to support victims of sexual and/or domestic violence – courtesy of Katie Brown Educational Program
- Survivors’ Rights and COVID-19: courtesy of the Victim Rights Law Center
- Violence Recovery Resources: courtesy of Fenway Health
- Title IX Protections From Bullying & Harassment in School: FAQs for Students
- Cyberbullying and Sexual Harassment: FAQs About Cyberbullying and Title IX
- Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Glossary
- Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying
- LGBTQ cyberbullying: A guide for parents and educators