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A Brave Heart: Brunch with Lizzie Velasquez

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 11:00am

Robinson Film Center

Lizzie Velasquez, 26, is a global motivational speaker, anti-bullying activist and author of three 

books: Lizzie Beautiful, Be Beautiful, Be You, and Choosing Happiness. In December 2013, she took the 

stage at the inaugural TEDxAustin Women and gave a talk titled "How Do You Define Yourself?" that has 

garnered over 13 million views across the web (English & Spanish versions combined). Her story has 

been featured on Katie Couric, The Today Show, The View, Huffington Post, Associate Press, AOL, MSN 

and Yahoo! among many other national and international media. She is an Executive Producer of the 

award-winning documentary based on her life, "A BRAVE HEART: The Lizzie Velasquez Story," which 

chronicles her journey from cyber bullying victim to global anti-bullying activist.  A BRAVE HEART 

premiered opening weekend of the 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival and went on to win 

the Audience Award in its category and top honors at every festival it participated in including the 

Geena Davis founded Bentonville Film Festival and Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival. The film 

was released by Cinedigm in top markets across the U.S. on September 25th and on Digital HD and on 

Demand the same day.  The film is also available via for screenings and educational licenses 

and will have its international release early 2016.

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