Coming to you Live from
Washington, D.C…the Bullying Prevention Summit!
By Deborah Temkin Research and Policy Coordinator for Bullying Prevention Initiatives at the Department of Education
Next week, leaders of non-profit and corporate organizations engaged in anti-bullying work will join researchers, parents and students to participate in the third Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit on August 6th and 7th in Washington, D.C.
The Summit is hosted by the Department of Education and will bring these
groups and individuals together to discuss the successes and challenges
of addressing bullying, and what needs to be done in the year to come.
We’ve come a long way in the past year, but there is much to learn from
the people who address bullying in the work they do day to day. It’s
important for us to hear the voices of those impacted by bullying from
around the country and to share the knowledge we’ve gained to stop
bullying. So for the first time this year, we will be livestreaming the
entire Summit and engaging the at-home audience through Twitter and
speeches by the White House’s Roberto Rodriguez, Secretary of Education
Arne Duncan, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and
Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West will highlight and reinforce
the Administration’s commitment to bullying. Remarks by Maryland’s First
Lady Katie O’Malley and U.S. Congressman Mike Honda (D, CA-15) as well
as a special conversation between Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the
President, and Cynthia Germonotta, President of the Born this Way
Foundation will highlight some of the key activities being taken in the
Congressional, State, and Foundation arenas.