October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month. In honor of the cause, I'll be sharing stories and resources that promote empathy while aiming to abolish hate. I hope you'll stop in and join the conversation.
Today I bring you a message from Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston. Her story has been circulating facebook and twitter, so chances are, it already crossed your path. Jennifer is part of a CBS morning show in La Crosse, WI, and recently received a hurtful e-mail from an occasional viewer. With her head held high, Jennifer addressed her bully on live television, using the opportunity to raise awareness and empower individuals battling similar issues. Her message is respectful, eloquent, and spot-on. I applaud her efforts, and I applaud her ability to use a personal attack as a public teaching tool. Take a look at her segment.
Wear a shirt, take a stand!
PACER'S National Bullying Prevention Center is sponsoring UNITY DAY on Wednesday, October 10. People around the world will link together by wearing orange in support of students who are bullied. Please join the thousands who have already pledged to sharing this message, and join the facebook page to learn more and help spread the word. Wear a shirt and take a stand. What could be easier?