In recognition of Bullying Prevention Month, observed in October, and in conjunction with National Coming Out Day, observed Oct. 11, two films will be shown at the Goldtown Nickelodeon Sunday and Monday in the first installment of a new series, Conscientious Projector. The series, sponsored by the Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, seeks to address issues of concern or interest in the community through film.
The two films that will kick off the series, "Bullied" and "Straight from the Heart," are co-sponsored by SE Alaska Gay and Lesbian Alliance and Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays. They will be shown Sunday and Monday, Oct. 10 and 11, at 6 p.m.
"Bullied" is a documentary chronicling one student's ordeal at the hands of homophobic bullies. Released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and filmed by an Academy-Award nominee, this 40-minute film offers inspiration to those fighting harassment.
"Straight from the Heart" features a wide cross-section of American parents, speaking from the heart about their grown gay and lesbian children.
An optional panel discussion will follow the films.
Snacks and admission are free. Donations are appreciated.
The Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets Sundays at 10 a.m. at the corner of Cordova & Foster in West Juneau and the congregation welcomes people from every class, nationality, race, gender and sexual orientation.