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CHICAGO, July 24, 2014 -- During the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Boston, members of the Young Lawyers Division will visit five local summer camps as part of its Bullyproof public service project. The visits, which will take place on Friday, Aug. 8, will each feature a 45-minute program and offer resources to help empower parents, educators and kids to make bullying a thing of the past. The format includes a video, trivia game and personal stories from volunteer lawyers.
The camps to be visited are:
The Annual Meeting will include two programs related to bullying:
“Bullyproof: the Impact of Bias and How it Leads to Bullying” — Panelists, including representatives from the Boston Public Schools, Anti-Defamation League and Boston College, will discuss the types of biases that exist and share insight on the latest statistics citing an increase in bullying within certain demographics. They will also advise on how bullying can be addressed in schools, the workplace and other areas of life where it is a problem.
Friday, Aug 8, 9:15–10:15 a.m., Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Boston Hotel
“From Kindergarten to the NFL: Combating Bullying Without Violating Rights” — Panelists, including civil rights lawyer with the Boston Anti-Defamation League Melissa Garlick, will address First Amendment rights and measures to control bullying. They will also discuss perspectives and strategies to prevent and counter unlawful harassment.
Sunday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Room 203, Level 2, Hynes Convention Center
These events are free for member of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Priscilla Totten at Priscilla.Totten@americanbar.org.
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