March 30th, 2012

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#546 – Dick Bernard: BULLIED. Jamie Nabozny and a panel of experts: A unique opportunity to learn about the issue of Bullying. Saturday evening, April 28, in Roseville MN.

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The issue of Bullying has been a very high profile one recently. Here is a unique opportunity to learn more.

Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Roseville MN (map here), there will be a unique opportunity to hear not only from a nationally known speaker on the issue of bullying, Jamie Nabozny, but to hear a responder panel of people with expertise in various aspects of the issue, comment on their perspectives on the issue.

Parents and students are especially encouraged to attend.

All details are in pdf format here.

Full disclosure: I am a member of the Board of World Citizen, the organization sponsoring the event. Our focus is on more peaceful relationships between people, in schools.

When Jamie Nabozny was recommended as our speaker, I was not aware of who he was. I have come to learn that he has an extraordinary story and he presents it extraordinarily well.

As Jim Smrokovich, Principal at Grand Rapids MN High School, and President of Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals affirmed in a March 6, 2012 e-mail to me and his colleagues (reprinted with permission): “I just had Jamie Nabozny at my school. We showed the video during our advisory period prior to Jamie coming to our school. You could have heard a pin drop while the students watched this tragic story. Jamie then came to our school and it was by far the best presentation that I have ever brought to a student body in the 13 years that I have been a principal. I highly recommend this to our Minnesota schools. We had over 100 students contact Jamie the day after the presentation on Facebook. We now also have a group of teachers meeting to determine ways to keep the message alive.”

Confirmed panelists for April 28 Julie Blaha, President of teacher union Anoka Hennepin Education Minnesota; Scott Dibble – MN State Senator; Heather KilgorePACER/National Bullying Prevention Center; Shiloh O’Rourke – Senior, Bloomington Jefferson High School. World Citizen Board Member Michael Bergman will moderate the Panel. The evening will be rich in content with a great opportunity to both gather information and hear assorted points of view.

All details are at the above referenced pdf. In summary: On April 28th, 2012 at 7 pm, World Citizen and Jamie Nabozny are hosting a presentation, film screening, and conversation with educators and experts at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church at 1660 County Road B West in Roseville (just west of Har Mar Mall). Everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Those who are interested can learn more and RSVP online here, or call 651-695-2587.

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