Mar. 17 | Bully Prevention Project Community Forum

Mar 3, 2015

FREE – Tuesday, Mar. 17, at 7:00 p.m. | Join students, parents, teachers and local leaders at WKAR on the Michigan State campus for a community forum on bully prevention. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Thirteen million children are bullied by their peers yearly. Whether in school, in our communities or online, bullying can be brutal and relentless, with sometimes tragic results. Every child deserves to attend school and live without fear. 

The Bully Prevention Project presents a community forum on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m., hosted by WKAR in the Communication Arts and Sciences building on the Michigan State campus.

The event is free, but online reservations are required. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

The community forum will address bullying behaviors, current policy and law, and the positive impact of student empowerment and community engagement.

Panelists for the forum include Kevin Epling, bullying prevention advocate and co-author/sponsor of "The Matt Epling Safe School Law"; Dr. Natalie Moser, director of the Michigan State University Psychological Clinic; Glenn R. Stutzky, senior clinical instructor, Michigan State University School of Social Work; and Karen Pace, academic specialist with MSU Extension Health and Nutrition Institute. Also joining the panel will be one or more students from the Lansing School District.

The evening will be moderated by Karlin J. Tichenor, co-director of Project PEACE for the Lansing School District. Special guests include Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Lansing School District Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul and WKAR TV Station Manager Susi Elkins.

Where

This Community Forum takes place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Media Auditorium (Room 145), 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University. Parking is free (after 6 p.m.) in the Trowbridge Road parking ramp, near the South, Main Lobby.

On the Air

As part of the Bullying Prevention Project in mid-Michigan, WKAR is airing two specials in March addressing bullying: the acclaimed 2011 film "Bully," presented by Independent Lens; and "Dissed-Respect: The Impact of Bullying."

"Independent Lens: Bully" airs Monday March 23 at 10 p.m. on WKAR-HD.

"Dissed-Respect: The Impact of Bullying" airs Monday March 23 at 11:30 p.m. on WKAR-HD.

The Bully Prevention Project is designed to educate parents, teachers and our community about the physical and psychological dangers of bullying, and to showcase what the Lansing School District and the city of Lansing are doing to engage, educate and inspire students to take a stand against bullying and other asocial behaviors in the school and the community.

Support for the Bully Prevention Project is provided in part by a grant from the Capital Region Community Foundation Youth Action Committee.

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