Make It Orange & Make It End! Unite Against Bullying!
- Gottesman Libraries
- From 10/1/2012, 9:00 AM To 10/31/2012, 5:00 PM
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 offer a range of educational activities to "make it orange and make it end." So get involved and learn more about efforts underway to Stop Bullying by checking out the following:
Follow the Center
staff throughout the month of October, beginning October 1st. Join them at
Everett Cafe & First Floor:
- Guest Talk: Including the Bully: Perception, Development & Peace, with Martha Eddy, Tuesday, 10/9,
5-6pm, 104b Russell
- Bullying Prevention:
a news exhibit, Wednesday, 10/10
- Book & media
displays, from Monday, 10/8
- Read aloud of
children's books (such as, Don't
Laugh at Me, by Steve Seskin & Allen Shamblin & The
Juice Box Bully, by Bob Sornson & Maria Dismondy), Thursday,
- Make an anti-bullying bookmark, and enjoy orange-colored refreshments & other give-aways,
Thursday, 10/11, 2-4pm
- Socratic conversation: Bullying: From Socrates to You, Thursday, 10/11, 4-5pm
Please rsvp by Friday, October 5th with your interest.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY.
- Jennifer Govan