A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Valasquez Story
Mar 9, 2016 by Kristen Mills
Save the Date! Join Women Rising, the Texas Tech Division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs, Texas Tech University College of Education, College of Human Sciences - Texas Tech University, Texas Tech Honors College, & the The Junior Women's Club of Lubbock, TX as they host a special screening of A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story.
Tuesday, March 22 | 7:00PM | Allen Theatre, SUB Screening followed by Q&A with Director, Sara Hirsh Borod
A BRAVE HEART: The Lizzie Velasquez Story is a documentary following the inspiring journey of 26 year old, 58 pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman." The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie’s physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill.