In September 2004, fraternity pledge Gordie Bailey died from alcohol poisoning after passing out on a couch in his fraternity house following a hazing initiation at the University of Colorado. In 2008, The Gordie Foundation produced Haze, a documentary telling Gordie’s story and discussing the issues surrounding college drinking and hazing. This program is for parents and mature high-school aged students.
A screening of the movie Haze will be held on Monday, March 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Darien Library community room.
The Community Fund of Darien, Thriving Youth Task Force, YWCA/Parent Awareness, Darien Youth Commission, The Darien Library and The Community Fund’s Youth Asset Team are co-sponsoring this event.
After the screening, there will be a panel leading discussion and taking questions from the audience. Panelists are: Detective James Palmieri (Darien Police Department) and Dr. Frank Bartolomeo (The Southfield Center for Development), andDHS Senior Ryan Jones, youth asset team co-president) will moderate the panel.
“As the Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Task Force continues its powerful campaign about the concerns of underage drinking (especially binge drinking), there is simply no excuse to not see this film. All young people along with their parents, need to see this film and together be a part of the conversation to keep themselves and their friends safe.” – Alicia Sillars, Youth Commissioner, Town of Darien
For more information, call Emily Larkin at The Community Fund of Darien at (203) 655-8775 or [email protected]