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Read Aloud & Bookmarking: Make It Orange & Make It End! Unite Against Bullying!

It is estimated that as many as 160,000 kids stay home from school each day to avoid being bullied. Bullying in all forms, verbal, physical and cyber, can drastically damage self esteem, cause poor academic success, and lead to suicide.

Recognized as an important resource by the U.S. Department of Education, Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center calls for October 10th as Unity Day -- a time to stand up and get involved in activities -- at the very least, the wearing of the color orange-- that promote greater awareness and prevention of bullying in our society, and particularly in our schools.

In collaboration with the
Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities, we are sponsoring on Thursday, October 11th a read aloud of children's books that cover the theme of bullying. Participants are encouraged to bring their own selections or chose from the many books on display in the library, among them, Participants are encouraged to bring their own selections or chose from the many books on display in the library, among them, Don't Laugh at Me, by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin; The Juice Box Bully, by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy; Leverage, by Joshua Cohen; and Out of Shadows, by Jason Wallace.

In addition to enjoying orange-colored refreshments and small give-aways, you may come and make bookmarks for bullying prevention, see our news and book displays,
read the fact sheet and ponder curriculum ideas, explore our research resources, and also attend the Socratic conversation, Bullying: From Socrates to You, with Ron Gross, author of Socrates Way and Co-Chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education, which will follow the read aloud.

Also follow the Center staff on Twitter throughout the month of October, beginning October 1st. Join them at Twitter@FCAA2012.

Please rsvp by Friday, October 5th with your interest.

Where: Second Floor Russell

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Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689, keller@tc.edu, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY.

  • Jennifer Govan
  • 678-3022
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