Posts tagged ‘bullying’

October 17, 2012

The Ripple Effect

The great young people at the Silver Lining Foundatiopn in T&T have created a new anti-bullying campaign with a special emphasis on LGBT kids. Proud of them as always. Why not make your own to support them.

 

April 30, 2012

Bullying – Being Silent.

Amen!  Little things like young people speaking out is the future.

April 25, 2012

University Students Against Homophobia – Get REAL Presents “To My Grade 7 Self”

Via Bruce Bishop

The reactions of regret as you go along in the video are deeply moving. “And you’re going to say sorry and that’s not going to mean anything because you can’t take it back.”

Get REAL is a university student-driven initiative aimed at eliminating homophobia in creative and dynamic ways. It is open to any and all who wish to stand up and speak out against discrimination.

We started in February of 2011 with the aim of running workshops in junior high and high schools, led by university students; this remains our long-term goal. We currently run awareness and advocacy campaigns at Western, as well as wider-reaching initiatives, like this video. Please share.

If you want to find out more, how to get involved, or even how to bring Get REAL to your university campus, visit us here:

Page: facebook.com/wegetreal
Twitter: @getrealuwo
Email: getrealuwo@gmail.com

CTV news has more here.

April 13, 2012

LOVE = LOVE

Lovely video from the always inspiring TheRealJazzBertie noting that the equation is simple.

February 28, 2012

5th Annual Pink Shirt Day Against Bullying

February 29th marks the 5th year since two Nova Scotia students distributed fifty pink shirts to their classmates to show solidarity for a kid who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. To celebrate and raise awareness kids in British Colombia, Canada  staged a flash mob at the Provincial Legislature.

 

More detailed article on Pink Shirt Day on ACTUP.org

February 23, 2012

New Bullying Documentary Premiers Soon

Original video link via gay.net

This soon to be released documentary looks excellent and I am sure it will be a deeply emotional experience.

According to their Facebook page:

Bully is coming to a theatre near you on March 30. 2012 Bully: This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied, making it the most common form of violence young people in the U.S. experience. Directed by Sundance- and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, Bully is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary—at its heart are those with the most at stake and whose stories each represent a different facet of this bullying crisis. Following five kids and families over the course of a school year, the film confronts bullying’s most tragic outcomes, including the stories of two families who’ve lost children to suicide and a mother who waits to learn the fate of her 14 –year-old daughter, incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With rare access to the Sioux City Community School District, the film also gives an intimate glimpse into school busses, classrooms, cafeterias and even principles offices, offering insight into the often-cruel world of children, as teachers, administrators and parents struggle to find answers. While the stories examine the dire consequences of bullying, they also give testimony to the courage and strength of the victims of bullying and seek to inspire real changes in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children, and in society as a whole. Through the power of these stories, Bully aims to be a catalyst for change and to turn the tide on an epidemic of violence that has touched every community in the United States—and far beyond.

December 25, 2011

Over a year old but still so inspiring – Pink receiving the HRC Ally for Equality Award 2010

Watching this again made my Xmas – which was otherwise fairly sucky.

 

December 22, 2011

“It Gets Better” – From Your Friends at DreamWorks Animation”

Parts of this made me tear up. Wonderful the employees of Dreamworks  would get together to send this important message.

December 14, 2011

100 Reasons to Stay

This video was made to remind everyone that it WILL get better & you have 100+ reasons to stay, it will be OK!

December 12, 2011

What’s goin on… Response to Jonah Mowry.

What a great guy. These videos create a range of emotions – sadness, anger and perhaps most of all  happiness that there is hope for a better future free of hate.