Gundersen Health System will present a screening of the award-winning documentary film "Reject," Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, La Crosse.

"Reject" examines the impact of social isolation in children. Weaving together expert findings from neuroscientists, social psychologists, early educators, law enforcement experts and personal testimony, the film sheds new light on the universal human experience of rejection. From school bullying to racial bias to parental neglect, "Reject" reveals the link between social rejection and the neurological experience of physical pain. In doing so, it uncovers a path towards violence prevention and emotional recovery.

Following the film, there will be a Q&A session with Dr. Kip Williams, a professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University. He is a pioneer and world-leading expert on social and psychological dynamics of exclusion and is author of the book Ostracism: The Power of Silence.

This event is free and open to the public. Parents, educators, college students and those who work at youth serving organizations are encouraged to attend. The documentary film is for mature audiences only.

For more information, contact Kris Edwards at Gundersen at 608-775-3871.


Vernon County Broadcaster editor

Angie Cina is editor of the Vernon County Broadcaster. Contact her at 608-637-5616.

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