NVEEE's 2013 "Not on My Watch" Anti-Bullying Summit
UPDATED FULL VERSION 7/21/2013 For the 1st time in 4 years, National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE) will host an Anti-Bullying Summit for all stakeholders to attend on October 19, 2013. Followed by our annual VIP Reception.
YOU ARE INVITED Florida Interna7onal University 11200 S.W. 8th Street College of Law -‐ RDB 2015 Miami, FL 33199 NVEEE and Florida Interna0onal University College of Law invites you to join the diverse team of commi?ed stakeholders par0cipa0ng in its 1st "Not on My Watch" An0-‐Bullying Summit. In memory of students across the world, including Tyler Clemen8 and 14-‐yr-‐old best friends Haylee Fentress & Paige Moravetz, who commiDed suicide due to bullying & harassment. Jane Clemen0 Par0cipates as a Speaker Jane Clemen0 is the mother of Tyler Clemen0 who as a freshman at Rutgers University became a vic0m of cyber-‐bullying. His privacy was invaded when his college roommate set up a webcam to spy on him. The roommate viewed him in an in0mate act, and invited others to view this online. Tyler discovered what his abuser had done and that he was planning a second a?empt. Viewing his roommate’s Twi?er feed, Tyler learned he had widely become a topic of ridicule in his new social environment. He ended his life several days later by jumping oﬀ the George Washington Bridge. Tyler was eighteen years old. Jane Clemen0 co-‐founded the Tyler Clemen0 Founda0on alongside husband Joe because she wants to make sure that our society learns the consequences of discrimina0on and bullying, as she learned all too personally through the loss of her son. WHO IS NVEEE? Visit www.NVEEE.org Who is NVEEE NVEEE is a community-‐based 501(c)(3) nonproﬁt organiza0on whose mission is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communi0es through direct service, mentoring and preven0on educa0on. Who is NVEEE Educa0on is an essen0al component of how NVEEE engages families and communi0es in moving towards social change. In 4 years, NVEEE has reached over 15,000 students, parents, educators and administrators through its signature “Not on My Watch” School-‐wide Bullying & Harassment Preven0on Program. NVEEE in the News NVEEE has been featured in mul0ple news formats THE PURPOSE OF THE “NOT ON MY WATCH” ANTI-‐BULLYING SUMMIT Our Purpose The purpose of the “Not on My Watch” An0-‐Bullying Summit is to empower BYstanders to become UPstanders by engaging families and communi0es in a cri0cal dialogue on bullying and suicide preven0on. All South Florida Schools Need Bullying Preven0on Educa0on • Bi-‐racial and mul8-‐racial youth are more likely to be vic8mized than youth who • iden8fy with a single race. 1 Many minority youth who are bullied because of their ethnicity also bully others for the same reason. – 91.7% of students in Miami-‐Dade Public Schools are considered minori0es. – 49.19% of students in Broward County Public Schools are considered minori0es. – 50.2% of students in Palm Beach County Public Schools are considered minori0es. IT’S A VICIOUS CYCLE ALL SOUTH FLORIDA STUDENTS ARE AT-‐RISK 1. Stein, J. A., Dukes, R. L., Warren, J. I. (2007). Adolescent male bullies, vic0ms, and bully vic0ms: a comparison of psychosocial and behavioral characteris0cs. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 32(3), 273-‐282 336,531 Students are enrolled in Broward County Public & Charter Schools 349,945 Students are enrolled in Miami-‐ Dade County Public & Charter School 177, 815 Students are enrolled Palm Beach County Public & Charter Schools 864,291 Students Need Educa0on, Tools & Support with Issues Around Bullying & Harassment ASK YOURSELF HOW CAN I BE PART OF THE SOLUTION? All Stakeholders on Deck TEACHERS & ADMINISTRATORS PARENTS COMMUNITY LEADERS FAITH-‐BASED COMMUNITIES STUDENTS BULLYING PREVENTION EXPERTS ELECTED OFFICIALS AND POLICY MAKERS LGBT COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MEDIA SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF CELEBRITIES & ATHLETES Target Audience to Include Elementary Schools Middle & High Schools Parents & Guardians Teachers & Admins Elected Leaders Targe0ng 50+ students to a?end summit Targe0ng 150 + students to a?end summit from the tri-‐ county area Targe0ng 100 parents to a?end summit Targe0ng 50 educators and admins to a?end summit Targe0ng 20 elected leaders to a?end summit Why October 19th 2013 is an Important Date Na0onal An0-‐Bullying Month Na0onal Spirit Day is October 20th Hos0ng on Saturday Enables ALL Stakeholders to A?end NVEEE’s 4th Year Anniversary is October 20th NVEEE’s 3rd Annual “Not on My Watch” VIP Recep0on What’s Diﬀerent About the “Not on My Watch” An0-‐Bullying Summit? #1 Reason: NVEEE PEACE AMBASSADORS CO-‐FACILITATE! NVEEE’s Peace Ambassador Program is comprised of students who serve as advocates and leaders in the eﬀorts against bullying, suicide, and violence. • Our Peace Ambassadors a?end leadership trainings throughout the school-‐ year on various topics, including how to iden0fy and prevent bullying before it even starts. They are taught the root cause of the problem. • Peace Ambassadors also co-‐facilitate our signature workshops in K-‐12 schools, speaking to parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staﬀ, faith based communi0es, and other stakeholders. NVEEE Peace Ambassadors Surprise Performances NVEEE embraces the cri0cal role of including the Arts in bullying preven0on educa0on. We value engaging par0cipants and fostering community. Don’t miss special performances by NVEEE Peace Ambassadors & Surprise Celebrity Artist to be Announced SPECIAL APPEARANCES AND PANELISTS INCLUDE Award-‐Winning Filmmaker Actress & Advocate Director/Producer/Writer of BULLIES AND FRIENDS BULLIES AND FRIENDS is the award-‐winning, Cassidy McMillan NVEEE Board Member upcoming Documentary Film on bullying and bullycide that oﬀers solu0ons to bullying. It documents the true story of a 14-‐year old girl, who aler being bullied and threatened with death by three girls at her school, hung herself in her bedroom, with her dog's leash. In the suicide note she lel behind, she named the three girls. The horriﬁc incident sparked outrage, and fueled a groundbreaking inves0ga0on that led to the precedent senng court case, where for the ﬁrst 0me in North America, teens were made to stand trial for bullying. Visit www.BulliesAndFriends.com Jane Clemen0 Mother of Tyler Clemen7 and An7-‐Bullying Advocate Jane Clemen7 Jane Clemen0 co-‐founded the Tyler Clemen0 Founda0on alongside husband Joe because she wants to make sure that our society learns the consequences of discrimina0on and bullying, as she learned all too personally through the loss of her son. A na0ve of New Jersey and devoted mother of three sons, Jane speaks passionately to parents and community leaders about the need to not merely "accept" or "tolerate" children who come out as LGBT, but to embrace them as wondrous crea0ons of God. Jane, a registered nurse, speaks on the need for parents of LGBT children to come out and speak openly of the love they have for their children, and in doing so each one of us can impact the world around us and create accep0ng environments. Trish Behnke & Tracy Fentress Trish Behnke & Tracy Fentress Mothers of Paige Moravetz & Haylee Fentress The mothers of two Minnesota eighth-‐graders who hanged themselves during a sleepover said there were no warning signs and that they had tried to help their daughters cope with bullying the best they could. Best friends Haylee Fentress and Paige Moravetz of rural Lynd, Minn., had an apparent suicide pact and were found dead April 16, 2011 at Haylee's house. The girls, both 14, were being treated for depression, and Haylee was on medica0on, but their mothers said there were no indica0ons they were going to take their lives. Both Trish and Tracy will par0cipate as panelists during the an0-‐bullying summit. Miami Survivor of Bullying, Trauma and Mul0ple Suicide A?empts At 15 Ms. Sanders endured bullying, abuse and suicidal idea0on stemming from harassment over race and orienta0on s0gmas. She lived as a vic0m for many years, un0l a University of Miami college advisor took no0ce and counseled her, saying, “Life is about choices. You can either choose to live as a vic0m, or you can choose to be a survivor.” It was at that moment she truly began living. In turn, she founded NVEEE and dedicated her life to mentoring children and families impacted by bullying and suicide. In May 2013, with support from staﬀ at the YES Ins0tute, Jowharah returned to the school in Miami where her vic0miza0on took place 15 yrs. prior, to share her journey as a teachable moment. She later noted that the apology, as well as the standing ova0on she received from the faculty and staﬀ aler her share, was something she neither thought she wanted or needed, but it turned out to be worth more Jowharah Sanders Founder | Exec. Director of NVEEE than any social jus0ce she wanted as a teen, and something worth living for. NVEEE CELEBRITY SPOKESPERSONS Michelle Williams Grammy Award-‐Winner, Singer, Actress Michelle Williams is a versa0le ar0st who has swilly and brilliantly conquered every stage she has set foot on. A mul0-‐award winning interna0onal singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, Michelle is best known as one-‐third member of the record-‐breaking R&B and Pop sensa0on, Des7ny's Child, one of the world's best-‐selling female groups of all 0me. In 2007, Michelle took on her greatest ac0ng challenge when she joined the cast of the Broadway smash, “The Color Purple” for its na0onal tour. She dazzled in the role of Shug Avery. In 2009, Michelle joined the London West End produc0on of “Chicago” where she made history as being the ﬁrst African-‐American woman to play the lead role of Roxie Hart. In 2012, Michelle became a na0onal spokesperson for NVEEE. In February 2013, Williams once again garnered interna7onal ahen7on when she reunited with Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland at Super Bowl XLVII, taking to the stage with her former band mates during Beyoncé's impressive hallime show. In addi0on to the Des0ny's Child reunion, Williams has been starring in a touring produc0on of the musical Fela! For more info visit www.iammichelle.com. Jaclyn Stapp Model, Actress, Philanthropist Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp is a Stetson graduate who has appeared on numerous magazine covers and na0onal adver0sing campaigns. This loving wife and mother of three won many 0tles, including Mrs. Florida America 2008 and Mrs. America First Runner Up 2008. Today, Jaclyn is a public speaker who travels around the world empowering at-‐risk youth and championing for women’s rights through her charity, CHARM (Children Are Magical) and is the spokesperson for Na0onal Voices for Equality, Educa0on and Enlightenment (NVEEE), an organiza0on whose mission is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communi0es through direct service, mentoring and preven0on educa0on. As their na0onal spokesperson, Jaclyn sits on NVEEE’s Advisory Board, has par0cipated in two of their Na0onal PSA campaigns, and is an integral part of NVEEE’s Mentoring and Peace Ambassador Program. Jaclyn is married to Grammy Award winner Sco? Stapp, singer, songwriter, front man of the band Creed and author of “Sinner’s Creed”, a tell-‐all memoir wri?en with David Ritz. They reside in South Florida with their three children, Jagger, Milan and Daniel. To learn more about Jaclyn, visit www.JaclynStapp.com or www.wackyjackybooks.com. THE SUMMIT WILL INCLUDE SEVERAL EDUCATIONAL FORMATS Panel Discussions Topics to Include: • • • • • • • • Bullying vs. Conﬂict Types of Bullying Laws & Legal Ramiﬁca0ons of Bullying Mean Girls Bullying in the Special Needs Community An0-‐Gay Bullying Eﬀects of Bullycide Digital Drama & Cyber Bullying Panelists to Include: NEEEE Founder, Peace Ambassador, Los Angeles Filmmaker, School Counselor, Parent, School Principal, Law Enforcement, and an NVEEE Celebrity Spokesperson TYPES OF BULLYING PHYSICAL RELIGIOUS VERBAL CYBER LABELING SOCIAL ALIENATION INDIRECT RACIAL OR ETHNIC GIRL TO GIRL ANTI-‐GAY INTIMIDATION Break Out Sessions So. Florida Parents Survey, Reported These Topics to be of Cri0cal Concern Learn Ways to Have the TALK About Bullying, Self Harm, & Suicide Learning to Communicate without Blame Steps to Take if Your Child is the Aggressor Steps to Take if Your Child is Being Bullied Parent Breakout Sessions Standard Procedures in Filing School Bullying Reports Break Out Sessions Students Are Most Interested in These Topics How to Start an An0-‐Bullying Club Student Panel Our story as NVEEE Peace Ambassadors & How Volunteering Changes Lives Digital Drama & Cyber Bullying Your future College and Employer is Watching How to Start the Bullying & Thoughts of Self Harm Conversa0on with a Trusted Adult Student Breakout Sessions Being an UPstander vs. A Bystander How to properly report bullying & stand up for others Break Out Sessions Teachers, Counselors, & Administrators Handling classroom Bullying ON THE SPOT How to Have an “A” School Addressing bullying increases grades & par0cipa0on How Gender & Orienta0on Relates to Bullying Communica0ng to parents and students about bullying incidents without Blame School Oﬃcials Breakout Sessions What You DO or DON’T DO Makes the Diﬀerence of a Life0me THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS COMMITTEE MEMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & NVEEE PEACE AMBASSADORS Host Commi?ee Host Commihee A special thank you to the Board of Directors of NVEEE and members of the Host CommiDee for their commitment, guidance and support in delivering a ground-‐breaking and impacOul an8-‐bullying summit to the South Florida community. Board of Directors Alyson Baugh Alex Wall Kim Cohane Ashley Dadaglio Jessica Saiontz Cassidy McMillan Jowharah Sanders Jowharah Sanders Dr. Ken Wilcox Milagro Ruiz Kimberly Bacardi Pilar Leon-‐Velarde Michael E. Rajner Tara Aus0n Rick Morgan Taso Manis Tomeka Napper Valerie Kinnon Tony Lima Wendy Phillips Yaury Jann FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES CONTACT JOWHARAH SANDERS AT INFO@NVEEE.org | 954.561.2626 Contact Us www.Facebook.com/NVEEE www.Twi?er.com/Na0onalVoices www.youtube.com/user/NotOnMyWatchCampaign www.NVEEE.org | Email: info@NVEEE.org O: 954.561.2626 P: 855.2B.A.VOICE