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NSB-Skokie IL - "Bullied" Booksigning 8-14-12

 
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Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: NSB-Skokie IL - "Bullied" Booksigning 8-14-12 Reply with quote





Many of you (especially the females) might remember a news story of young Katie Goldman. Katie was bullied at school in 2010 because she carried a Star Wars water bottle to school. The males in her class harassed and bullied her stating that "Star Wars was for boys".

Her mom blogged about this incident and the story was picked up by the 501st. All female Star Wars fans all over the world were encouraged to tell Katie that Star Wars was NOT just for boys. In the months following this incident, Katie's mom started to research bullying as a whole. Her findings and story are now contained within the book "Bullied". The first signing of this book was last night and the author asked for the Midwest Garrison to come out in support. Woulf and myself (both members of the MWG and NSB) came out in our Rebel costumes to support this endeavor.

Katie's mom Carrie surprised us with a check for the American Cancer Society in the amount of $250.00 for coming to support the signing. The book was well received and many copies flew off the shelves last night.

Carrie Goldman will also be a featured speaker at Celebration 6.


Katie and the ladies:






















More photos:

http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa304/schphgochi/Bullied%20booksign%20Skokie%208-14-2012/?start=all
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Touching story, Phyllis. Thanks for adding this mission report!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great story, thanks for sharing, and great pics too.
I am in the process of putting together my costumes to join the RL and this is the kind of stuff that motivates me. I really hope I can be apart of this kind of appearance event in the future.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sniff Sniff. Very touching story. Nice work Phyllis and way to represent.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great - bullying is definitely something that needs to be stopped, regardless of the reasons.

I never did understand why virtually all the characters in the movies were male, but at least there are more females in the animated series.
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