Kick Off of National Bullying Prevention Month With Youth Rally at the State Capitol
Hundreds of Teens from Sacramento Region Schools to Stand Up and Speak Out Against Bullying
Hundreds of students are expected at a youth rally to raise awareness about the bullying of teens and young people, which can lead to poor self-esteem, depression and youth suicide. The Sacramento Regional Coalition for Tolerance kicks off National Bullying Prevention Month to help promote ways of creating a culture of respect, responsibility, integrity, and commitment.
The theme of the event is “Stand Up, Speak Out” against bullying. The event was coordinated in cooperation with the Sacramento County Board of Education, representing school districts throughout the region, in addition to the coalitions’ member organizations, comprised of civil rights, social justice and multicultural groups, educators, law enforcement, and legislators.
- Jai Johnson, student, C.K. McClatchy High School
- (Youth addresses personal experience being bullied)
- Raman Dhami, Sikh young adult
- (Sikh addresses bullying in his community)
- Roger Dickinson, Assemblyman, Sacramento
- Darrell Woo, school board member, Sacramento Unified School District
- Bobbie Singh-Allen, school board member, Elk Grove Unified School District
- Susie Y. Wong, chairman, Sacramento Regional Coalition for Tolerance
- Susan McKee, district director, Senate President Darrell Steinberg
LOCATION: State Capitol, West Steps
DATE & TIME:
Tues., October 1, 2013
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Event)
4 p.m. (Youth Rally at Capitol West Steps)
Large banner for youth to sign pledge to stop bullying; booths from school districts, universities, law enforcement, anti-bullying and multicultural organizations; Sacramento Kings Dancers; Sacramento Kings Corp; Dinger; hip hop dancers; food; raffle prizes; and giveaways.
CONTACT: Susie Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org, (916) 284-4870