2020 Virtual Community Conversation on Bullying

Together with Defeat the Label, The Meemic Foundation is proud to present the sessions from this year’s Virtual Community Conversation on Bullying. The national and local experts led enlightening discussions on the reality of bullying and what can be done to eliminate it from our schools and communities. Topics include racism and supporting students of color, cyberbullying and security, LGBTQ+ student support and the social emotional impact of COVID-19 and remote/virtual learning on students and educators.


Welcome to the Virtual Community Conversation on Bullying

Moderator Kevin Epling, a parent advocate and national co-director of Bully Police USA; Defeat the Label’s Jamie Greene Kaniarz and Christine LaBelle; and Meemic Foundation Director Pam Harlin welcome viewers to the conference.

“Equity and Anti-Racism Are More than Just Buzz Words”

“Equity and Anti-Racism Are More than Just Buzz Words”

Oakland Schools Consultant for Diversity and Equity Dr. Jay Marks, Ph.D., presents the morning keynote around the impact of racism and teaching students of color against the backdrop of current events and social movements, and how students and administrators can lift and support these students in the classroom and community.
 
“Supporting LGBTQ+ Students”

“Supporting LGBTQ+ Students”

2020-21 Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono, from Oak Park Schools, speaks about bias-based bullying of LGBTQA students, and how educators can support these students in the classroom.
 
“The Impact of Covid-19 on Social-Emotional Wellness for Students and Educators ..."

“The Impact of Covid-19 on Social-Emotional Wellness for Students and Educators ..."

Social worker Hillary Nusbaum, who has a private practice working with emotionally impaired children and is a Social Worker for Rochester Community Schools, presents on the social emotional impact of COVID-19 on students and educators.
 
 “Cyberbullying Trends in 2020: What Parents and Educators Need to Know”

“Cyberbullying Trends in 2020: What Parents and Educators Need to Know”

Dr. Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar, Ph.D., from Purdue University, a renowned speaker in the field of cyberbullying and cybersecurity as it impacts students, presents on the increase of cyberbullying during COVID-19, and virtual learning, how students can protect themselves, what parents and teachers need to know/warning signs, and how teachers and parents can address cyberbullying.
Michigan Regional Teachers of the Year Panel Discussion

Michigan Regional Teachers of the Year Panel Discussion

Meemic Foundation Director Pam Harlin leads a panel discussion on a variety of topics with Michigan RTOYs Tan-A Hoffman, Barbara Huston, Erin Carlson, Chelsee Schram, Elizabeth Honeysett, Sarah Soper, Owen Bondono and Janine Scott.
 
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