Bully Director Lee Hirsch to Embark on Speaking Tour

Entertainment Apr. 20, 2012 AT 12:20PM
Lee Hirsch on February 25, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. Lee Hirsch on February 25, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Lee Hirsch is taking his very important message out into the world.

The Bully director and creator of The Bully Project--an organization dedicated to fighting bullying in America's schools--is set to head out on a speaking tour with the Greater Talent Network speakers bureau.

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Hirsch will visit high schools and college campuses across the country to engage with young people about the harmful impact bullying has not only on individuals, but on whole communities.

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"Lee has a powerful, undeniable message about the devastating effects of bullying in schools," Greater Talent Network CEO Don Epstein tells Us Weekly. "It's a message people all over the country need to hear."

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Hirsch's powerful documentary recently won a ratings battle with the MPAA; the film, which was initially rated R, is now rated PG-13 thanks to a campaign by Hirsch and other anti-bullying activists--meaning audiences of all ages can attend a screening without an adult chaperone.

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