BULLYING CAN END!
Aesthetic Realism Explains the Cause & the Solution
“Mr. Kimmelman’s presentation is essential to any school or district trying to stamp out bullying and inculcate the culture of kindness.” —Model Schools Coordinator
Ken Kimmelman, president of Imagery Film, Ltd., and Aesthetic Realism consultant, is noted for his films in behalf of social justice. Among these are the anti-prejudice films Brushstrokes, commissioned by the United Nations, and The Heart Knows Better, winner of an Emmy Award. He also received an Emmy for his contributions to Sesame Street.
He has been a speaker on bullying and racism since 1995, giving presentations in schools, colleges, libraries, and community organizations. He speaks on & shows 3 of his short films in this interactive presentation. He says:
I had always wanted to make films that were for social justice but it was when I began to study Aesthetic Realism with Eli Siegel, its founder, that I learned principles that could really make for change in the world! I’ve learned the cause of all injustice—including bullying—is contempt: “the addition to self through the lessening of something else.” When contempt is understood and criticized, bullying can end and change to respect and kindness. [Brochure]
• The Heart Knows Better
• What Does a Person Deserve?
What Educators Are Saying:
“Engaging students can be a challenge with difficult issues such as racism and bullying. Ken Kimmelman, whose teaching is based on the philosophy Aesthetic Realism, offers what is most needed by our young people on these issues in school.” —High School Administrator & University Professor
“I have seen the good effect of Ken Kimmelman’s work with young children firsthand as part of a school-wide Character Education initiative. The importance of his work was formally acknowledged by the County Human Rights Commission.”—Elementary School Teacher & Professional Staff Development Instructor
“One of the most exciting, worthwhile events….I highly recommend it.” —Manager of Public Programs, Children’s Museum
To arrange a talk for your school or organization, contact:
Marcia Rackow, Outreach Coordinator, 212.777.4490.
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