Bullying Prevention Summit Oct 29 at CUNY

DOJ's Thomas Perez. Photo: Wikipedia

Join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) at an all-day summit on October 29 with top administration officials, federal agency representatives and local organizations, MTV and Facebook, to learn what is being done to protect Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Muslim American youth from bullying.

The Bullying Prevention Summit will be held at CUNY Hunter College at 695 Park Avenue. Keynote speaker is Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice. Perez spent most of his career as a civil rights lawyer. In government service, he enforced anti-discrimination laws. He is the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic.

The event will focus on stories from the community, discussions with anti-bullying experts, and information about federal programs and services focused on stopping bullying. The summit is geared for parents, teachers and students.

Every day, thousands of young people are bullied across the country. Nearly one-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year, or about 13 million students. Students affected by bullying are more likely to face challenges in school, abuse drugs and alcohol, and have physical and mental health issues. Bullying is an obstacle to academic achievement, and must be addressed to ensure that all of our students are college and career ready.

The event is free of charge. Registration is required.

Register now to reserve your spot:
For questions, please email whitehouseaapi@ed.gov with “Bullying Prevention” in the subject line.

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