bullyingOn Saturday, December 13th, local leaders, educators, community activists and organizers will come together to educate the community about the topic of human rights, specifically in the area of bullying. The Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley, in partnership with the Fresno County Office of Education will present “Bullying – A Human Rights Violation Against Freedom, Equality, Dignity and Respect!” to commemorate Human Rights Day, which happens annually on December 10th.

A panel of speakers will present at the event, including Fresno State President Joseph Castro, Fresno Superior Court Judge David Gottlieb, Superintendent of Schools Jim Yovino, as well as various educators in the community.

Bullying is a widespread abuse of human rights, with effects that can be harmful and debilitating for children. The Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley hopes to address and explore the issue of bullying at this event through discussion of resources that families and individuals can use to help end the abuse. Experts from the valley’s school districts and community members will present resources and methods which work to help keep schools safe and teach children respect and accountability for their actions.

Event details:

Saturday, December 13, 2014

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (lunch provided)

Location: Fresno State, North Gym 118

For more information on the event, please contact Dr. Su Kapoor at 559.435.2212 or Teresa Castillo at 559.360.8054.

The College of Health and Human Services at Fresno State is a proud sponsor of this event.