"BULLYING" A TOWN HALL MEETING A Special WVIZ ideastream, U.S. Attorney’s Office andU.S. Department of Education/ Office for Civil Rights Program
Date: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time to be seated.) Location: 1375 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Recent studies have shown that about 1 in every 7 students between kindergarten through 12th grade is either a bully or is a victim of a bully. And it’s not happening in the shadows – more than half of all students have witnessed bullying at their school. The growth of smart phones and social media has given rise to cyber-bullying, making it even harder for students to find refuge from bullying and harassment.
Bullying and harassment has negative long- and short-term effects on students. Students find reasons to avoid school and have trouble focusing while in class. They may be filled with fear, anger or shame. In some of the most tragic cases, students have been driven to take their own lives.
On Oct. 20, Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Catherine Criswell, Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in Cleveland, will sponsor a town hall meeting to discuss the social, legal and psychological impacts of bullying and harassment. The session is primarily designed for students. A panel will feature students who have endured and overcome bullying, with a focus on finding solutions to effectively address this all-too-common problem.
This session will be interactive, allowing viewers and attendees to participate via e-mail and text messaging. Join us for this FREE program and plan to have your students participate in what will be a very dynamic and educational presentation.
Schools interested in participating in this FREE educational opportunity should contact Jena Suhadolnk at 216-622-3695 or firstname.lastname@example.org by October 14th. She also should be contacted for any disability-related accommodation requests or requests for language services.
Schools interested in participating remotely, through the eTech Ohio IP network, should contact John Ramicone at 216-916-6360 or email@example.com
LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland 6600 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102 Tel: 216-651-5428