Healthy Youth-Health Communities and the Big Brother and Big Sister Program, both programs of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS), collaborated with Blank Slate Theatre in the writing and development of Analyzing the Bully, a play that examines bullying behavior through a lead character who bullies peers and teachers.
Blank Slate Theatre will perform the play 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Beth El Synagogue, 5224 W. 26th St., St. Louis Park. An interactive workshop will follow.
The workshop will be based on research provided by HY-HC’s newest resource, “How to Be a Mensch,” which was developed to provide a community-wide approach to violence prevention.
JFCS has been providing services for victims of intimate partner violence and views bullying prevention as a step in reducing that cycle of violence. A Harvard study found that people who bullied frequently as children were nearly four times as likely to have engaged in violent behavior toward their intimate partner as an adult.
The event will be presented as a joint project of EDGE, a program of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, and JFCS. It is free and open to all Twin Cities professionals and volunteers who work with Jewish youth.
Reservations are required; visit: www.edgemn.org.
Click here to see the trailer for Analyzing the Bully.