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Gail Marlene Schwartz

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Gail Marlene Schwartz lives in Montreal. Her play, "Crazy: One Woman’s Search for Sanity" was published in the anthology, Hidden Lives, Brindle and Glass. Her essay, “Loving Benjamin,” will appear in a new anthology, How To Expect What You’re Not Expecting, TouchWood Editions, in fall 2013; the piece was also awarded Honourable Mention from Room Magazine, creative nonfiction category, 2012. Gail’s work has been published in Poetica Magazine, Community Arts Network, Parents Canada, GO Magazine, Gay Parent, and Ms. Guided.

No More Bullying (Part II)

Across Canada and the United States, schools are increasing their efforts to prevent bullying and address the issue systemically. Arts organizations, theater groups in particular, have in response developed school programs that directly yet creatively confront bullying in hopes of more effectively engaging students in the conversation.

No More Bullying

Hudson River Playback Theater, a company in New York, led by Playback founder Jo Salas, developed a program in 1999 called No More Bullying aimed at helping schools eradicate bullying. Salas started No More Bullying after a middle school assistant principal saw a community Playback show. She asked Salas if she thought Playback could be used to address bullying.

Lesbiana: Documenting the Lesbian Separatist Movement

During the North American feminist movement in the 1970's, lesbians began coming out and in Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan, and Israel, lesbian culture flourished. By the 1980s, there were groups of these women who got together and began living separately from men. These women became known as separatists.