HATEBRAKER HERO UPDATE
Everybody’s sweetheart, Lizzie Sider, HateBraker Hero and performer, dazzled us at the 2014 Awards.
Update: Since then, she’s taken her music and her message to 300,000 kids live and, if she can’t be there live, she’s packaged her program for free to schools she can’t visit in person.
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, our original Lifetime Achievement HateBraker, took his musical treasure to Israelis and Palestinians during the recent strife and led them in song together, as only he knows how to do. Read More
University City Girl Scouts invited our Susan Balk to screen He Named Me Malala with them.
After the movie about Malala Yousafzai, the heroic Nobel Prizewinning teenager who was shot in the face by the Taliban, the group talked about her hatebraking strength and imagined what they’d do if they ever found themselves forbidden to get an education. The girls made plans for another meet-up with Susan to talk more about Malala and other HateBraker Heroes.
WEBSTER FILM PROJECT
HateBrakers is proud to be working with Webster University film students this fall to produce a short promotional video featuring actors and some of our HateBraker Heroes. We cannot wait to share the final product with you this winter. Special thanks to the crew!
Producer / Director — Kaylen Kress
Actors – Jessica Alvarado, Nate Nguepsi, Clement Cohen
Photo: Webster Crew filming at the bridge at Selma Avenue, and E. Jackson in Webster Groves.
THE BRIDGE THAT GAVE US HOPE & STRENGTH
By Ameila Boynton Robinson (Activist)
“My parents, George and Anna Hicks Platts, taught me and my nine siblings to love, respect, and help one another. That gave me the strength to stand alongside my fellow men and women on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in 1965 and to do it all again 50 years later with President Obama in March. I am thankful to everyone who stood with me and for what we accomplished that day. I am thankful when I hear a young person tell me hohw I have made a difference in his or her life by the things I’ve said or done. That is why it is so important to live your life as an upstanding person – maybe someone will see you and emulate your actions.”
(Robinson, Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement passed away in August 2015 at the age of 104.)
BOOK OF THE MONTH
For Bullied Parents
How did it happen? Your child went from occasionally talking back to you to bullying you. When did you become terrified of interacting with your own child, and what can you do now?
In When Kids Call the Shots, Sean Grover doesn’t try to solve all of the ways that bullying crops up in our culture. But he does a fine job of addressing an important dynamic in today’s families — that of children bullying their own parents. Grover provides some good ideas to help readers change the dynamic, and challenges parents to look at themselves to see how they might be contributing to the problem.
– From Dave Schultz’s book review on Psych Central
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