On November 10, 2022, The Speedy Foundation, in partnership with the Children's Home Society of Idaho, hosted a special screening of 'The Upstanders' at JUMP in downtown Boise, Idaho. Over 300 community members were in attendance to view this unsettling and uplifting film, causing us all to examine our behavior, inspiring us to to do better, be better, and stand up against victimization and cyber-bullying.
The event began with a community partner fair, where attendees had the opportunity to learn about local organizations and the work they do to uplift our community. Thank you to the following organizations for helping to make the community partner fair possible:
- Gathering Good
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County
- Community Kindness Movement Inc.
- Girls on the Run Treasure Valley
- Open Arms Dance Project
- Connection is the Cure
- Dance Marathon at Boise State
- Boise Bicycle Project
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW Idaho
- DisAbility Rights Idaho
- Idaho Lives Project
Following the community partner fair, attendees gathered for a 54-minute screening of 'The Upstanders,' a powerful film that features in-depth interviews with youth, families who have lost their children to cyber-bullying related suicide, and the very best experts in the world from prestigious universities including Stanford University and Child Mind Institute in NYC.
The night concluded with an informative panel discussion with community guests, led by Shannon Decker of The Speedy Foundation. Thank you to the following community guests for sharing your knowledge and perspectives on the important topics discussed in the film:
- Damon Brown - Riverstone International School
- Petra Smith - Gathering Good
- Dina Denney - The Children's Home Society of Idaho l Warm Springs Counseling
- Kyle Brotzman - Boise State Football Alumnus
- Dr. Alicia Lachiando - St. Luke's Children's Hospital
We are so grateful for the community support that made this event possible and are looking forward to our next film screening.