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As part of PACER Center’s National Bullying Prevention Month, children, teens, adults, schools, and communities across the country are encouraged to hold a special event to show they care about this important issue. The event can include music, give-aways, special speakers, petition signing, and more as people unite to join the movement against bullying.

New Student Event Toolkit
Need help planning a student-led bullying prevention event? PACER has partnered with Facebook to create a practical Student Event Toolkit that will make it easier to hold events in your school or community.

Draft Agenda pdf- This draft agenda can be modified to fit your needs. Design a “show” that is supported by concurrent activities.

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Information Flyer

Download this free, colorful, and informative 8 ½ x 11 (2-sided) flyer that outlines the creative resources, outreach activities, and opportunities available from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Print the flyer and use it for your local event, activity, or fundraiser. Limited quantities of pre-printed flyers are also available by emailing bullying411@pacer.org and providing your name, organization, address, information on the event/activity/fundraiser where you’ll be using them, and the quantity being requested.

Upcoming Events

Bully - Free Friendship March

Date: 10/4/2014
Time: 11:00 am

Niles, OH
5555 Youngstown Warren Road

We will be holding a Bully Free Rally on Saturday, October 4th at 11 a.m at the Eastwood Mall. We invite children to partner up with fellow children to create signs or a banner about being Bully Free. There will be face painting, games, crafts, photo booth, and more! Meet Captain McFinn, Coral Rose, Thor, Menchie, and Chuck E. as they lead the Rally against Bullying at noon! After the Rally, experience a FREE Meet & Greet with Marvel’s Thor! Thor will be in Center Court until 3:00 p.m. Mom and Dad’s, be sure to bring the camera to snap shots of your kiddo’s with their favorite superhero!

Community Forum: The Problem with Bullies

Date: 10/4/2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Washington, DC, DC
1901 Fort Place S.E.

Join this panel discussion with Community Prosecutor Muyiwa Bamiduro, educators Craig Hawkins, and Jay Coleman and a student representative from Hart Middle School as they talk about this ongoing and disturbing phenomenon in schools.  Panel will be moderated by Julie Ost.  Ms. Ost has been on the Mayors Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force since its beginning and has played a critical role in shaping the policy and supporting the work at the Office of the State Superintendent of Schools (OSSE).
Click on the “sign up” to register, or call 202.633.4844 or online at 
Feel free to circulate this information to interested colleagues and friends.

Stand UP Speak OUT Anti-Bullying Concert

Date: 10/4/2014
Time: 2 pm.

Hickory, NC
Belk Centrum, Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC

Stand UP Speak OUT presents the Teen Nation Tour Concert on Saturday, October 4th to kick off National Bullying Awareness Month in the Catawba Valley of North Carolina.   The Teen Nation tour  a peer-to-peer concert featuring young recording artists to educate and entertain youth about bullying prevention in a way students can relate – through music. 
for more details visit our website: www.standupspeakoutcv.org


The HDMS Kindness Team 5k Fun Run/Walk

Date: 10/4/2014
Time: 9:00 am

Bend, OR
61111 SE 27th St

The High Desert Middle School Kindness Team is sponsoring a 5k Fun Run/Walk that is completely on our beautiful campus.  This event is one of many that The Kindness Team works on during the school year to improve our HDMS community.  This is the second year for our event and the PACER Run, Walk and Roll was a main motivator and is definitely why we chose the beginning of October to hold the event!

Anti-Bullying Run

Date: 10/5/2014
Time: 9:00 am

Black Hawk, CO
10595 Hwy 119

On October 5th, take action to address bullying prevention by participating in the 3rd annual Anti-Bullying Run  with color(1.5 Mile or 5K) hosted by the Central City Antlers. This trail run  or walk takes place on a beautiful forested trail around the Gilpin County School. But watch out because you could be doused in color bombs along the way! It is fun for the whole family.

Pancake Breakfast: After you burn all of those calories enjoy a pancake breakfast. Free for participants and a small fee for spectators and fans.

 

 

Don’t Want to Run? Spectators & Fans Welcome!

Paint packets will be available for purchase at the race so everyone will be able to get into the fun! 

Unity Day - March & Rally to End Bullying

Date: 10/5/2014
Time: 4 PM

Gainesville, FL
Hippodrome State Theatre

Join with the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding and Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network for a  March & Vigil for Peace! 
Meet Up At 4 PM at the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville.

Let’s save the date and commit to walking together in solidarity in an effort to end bullying and violence in all its forms!

Rally, Dialogues and Entertainment will follow.


Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum Volunteer Training

Date: 10/7/2014
Time: 10AM and 2PM

Ewing, NJ
Ewing Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Rd.

Adult Volunteer Opportunity! Make a Difference! 
Help Kids learn about Tolerance and Bullying Prevention!

Do you like working with children and youth?

Are you a retired educator who would like to teach visiting youth about character education and bullying prevention?

Are you an adult with a flexible schedule and would like to volunteer your time with an organization that promotes inclusion not exclusion?

Are you a college student interested in character education and inspiring local kids to go to college?

Kidsbridge is dedicated to providing imaginative, hands-on programs that focus on: anti-bullying, diversity appreciation, empathy and respect for all individuals, victim empowerment, UPstander behavior and conflict resolution.

Volunteers work with small groups of students, guiding them through fun, interactive exhibits and discussions. No prior experience is necessary; new volunteers receive training and work with experienced teachers.

Two 1-hour Training Sessions will be held on Tuesday October 7th. You can choose the morning session at 10AM, or the afternoon session at 2PM.
Our location at 999 Lower Ferry Rd in Ewing, NJ
is easily accessible from I-95, & there is free parking.

Malls and Retailers Unite Against Bullying

Date: 10/8/2014
Time: 10:00am

Barboursville, WV
500 Mall Road, Unit 295

Huntington Mall would like to take this opportunity to do our part to create a more positive behavior among the children of our community. Along with our friends at Captain McFinn and Friends, we are hosting an event at our shopping center to promote this change and bring it to the public attention. It will take place on October 8, 2014 at 10:00AM at Center Court in our mall. Everyone will have the opportunity to recognize our center as a “Malls and Retailers Unite against Bullying” participant and to sign an Anti-Bullying Pledge. 
The organization known as Captain McFinn and Friends has developed a program for educators known as S.H.A.R.K. Patrol. (S.H.A.R.K. is an acronym: Students Help Achieve Respect and Kindness) S.H.A.R.K. Patrol is a bully prevention educational program for teachers, counselors and parents to educate K-2 students on how to recognize bullying, and protect themselves and others against it. We will be donating a S.H.A.R.K. Patrol Kit to Cox Landing Elementary School.  For more information on S.H.A.R.K. Patrol, please visit www.captainmcfinn.com/shark-patrol.

Stop Bullying Now

Date: 10/8/2014
Time: 3 p.m.

Long Beach, CA
1212 N. Bellflower Blvd.

It is a small, one hour event to bring awareness to our college campus, CSU Long Beach. We will be holding some activities for students to do, along with an informational booth if students want to get more involved. Also, we will be having pledges for students to sign to show unity. 

Swing for Success Golf Scramble

Date: 10/10/2014
Time: 12:00 pm

Millington, TN
Glen Eagle Golf Course, 6168 ATTU STREET

It’s time to Swing for Success to stomp out bullying in the community.  UCAN of Memphis will host their 5th Annual Charity Golf Scramble Oct 10, 2014 at Glen Eagles Golf Course. Everyone is welcome to join us as we have fun and learn about the facts of bullying and how to help prevent it. 

Preble Pride’s Anti-Bullying Run, Walk & Roll 5K

Date: 10/11/2014
Time: 8 AM

Green Bay, WI
2222 Deckner Avenue

A supportive, educational, and memorable event designed to put forth an issue that is observed in the community, schools, and workplace.  

Walk To Be Bully Free

Date: 10/11/2014
Time: 9:00 am

Wildwood, MO
LaSalle Springs Middle School

Walk to be Bully Free is an anti-bullying 5k run/ 1 mile walk for Girl Scout Troop 900’s Silver Award. The walk is being used to educate the community about the reality of bullying and how to prevent it. It will also be a fun event for all ages to participate in. 

Youth Rally for Bullying Prevention

Date: 10/11/2014
Time: 11:00 AM -3:00 PM

Sacramento, CA
West Step of the State Capitol

The Youth Rally is a free event and open to the public. There will be free live music, performances, and raffle prizes. Youth Rally at the Capitol provides opportunity for youth to engage in the community, create awareness on bullying prevention, and to Stand Up, Speak out again bullying. 

Paint the Town Blue

Date: 10/16/2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette Golf and Country Club

An event to raise funds and awareness for the Lyn Treece Boys and Girls club and their fight against bullying

UMC Anti Bullying Awareness Event: DELETED the stage play about cyberbullying

Date: 10/17/2014
Time: 7pm

Los Angeles, CA
3740 Don Felipe Drive

The powerful youth stage play about cyber bullying, "DELETED" will be performed at Crenshaw United Methodist Church Hammond Hall 10/17 & 10/18 7pm and Sunday 10/19 2pm. The play deals with four teens caught up in a cyberbullying web gone wrong. No Cost! Post show discussion. Great actors from LA County High School For the Arts. NOW TAKING RSVPS FOR GROUPS: udeozor@sbcglobal.net

NRCIL Bullying Prevention Conference

Date: 10/22/2014
Time: 8:30am

Watertown, NY
Bruce Wright Conference Center, 1291 Faichney Dr, Watertown, New York 13601

Parents, youth and professionals who work with youth are encouraged to join us at the Bruce Wright Conference Center to learn how to prevent bullying. To register online: http://goo.gl/RHJFui or call 785-8703. Check-in at 8:30am. Conference 9:00am-3:00pm. #UnityDay

830am Registration
9am Welcome

930am Julie M. Keegan, Esq.
(DISABILITY RIGHTS NEW YORK): Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) How to Advocate for Your Child

1130am Lunch on your own

1230pm John Warneck, Health & Safety/Facilities Coordinator, Jeff-Lewis BOCES: How Our Schools Can and Are Protecting Our Students; What Is Bullying; Cyberbullying

230pm Wrap-Up/ Questions & Answers; Door prize drawing for wearing orange on Unity Day!

The Sticks and Stones of Bullying: What Everyone Should Know

Date: 10/22/2014
Time: 8:30AM

Columbus, OH
Columbus Public Health 240 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, we are offering a professional development workshop on Wednesday, October 22nd from 8:30AM - 5PM at Columbus Public Health.  Participants will be able to:

Identify risk factors and characteristics associated with bullies, victims, and bully/victims 
Analyze occurrence and effects of cyberbullying
Synthesize the dynamics of bullycide (suicide by bullying)
Apply techniques to create safe and supportive environments for young people

?General registration is $35 and ?CPEs, CEUs, and graduate credit? are ?available for an additional fee.  

Ultimate Martial Arts Unity Day - Anti Bullying Seminar

Date: 10/22/2014
Time: 5:00pm

Lakeville, MN
20137 Idealic Ave

Ultimate Martial Arts and Fitness will be hosting a Unity Day and Anti Bullying Seminar. We will be teaching all attendees tips and tricks to deal with Bullies. All students who complete this seminar will receive an official Ultimate Martial Arts BullyProof certificate. Call to register for this fun FREE Event! 

Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying

Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 10am

Grand Portage, MN
Community Center, Upper Rd

Community of Grand Portage taking a stand against bullying in our Native American community.

United We Walk- Against Bullying

Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 11am

Weirton, WV
3012 Elm Street

We are hosting a walk at the Panhandle Trail. There will be speakers, an educational table about bullying, face painting, games and more. Our walk will be 3 miles long. Half of our proceeds will be donated to Pacer. 

Zumba against bullying

Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 2pm

West Des Moines, IA
4444 Fuller Rd West Des Moines / Valley Community Center

Zumba Masterclass for adults and teens. 
Zumbakids and Creative Dance class for children 3 - 10.
We will have an afternoon full of fun activities, Wellness booth and more.
You can pre-register at www.vccsports.com
100% of the donations will go to Pacer

5k Run- "NO MORE RUNNING!"- Don’t Bully ME!-The Crusade

Date: 10/26/2014
Time: 9:00 am

Fort Worth, TX
1541 Merrimac, Fort Worth, TX 76107

HMPA Inc. presents the 7 month anti-bullying crusade located in Fort Worth,TX.  Local business, community leaders and residence are taking a stand against bullying and walking to bring awareness to the community.  The walk starts at Clearfork Food Park ,1541 Merrimac, Fort Worth, TX 76107 and around the trinity river trails.  We encourage all come out to support!

Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying

Date: 10/26/2014
Time: 9:00 AM

Ada, OH
525 S. Main Street

Beta Alpha Psi (accounting honorary) at Ohio Northern University is holding the first ever Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying. The event will be held on campus and is opened to anyone who would like to participate. It will be a 5K across ONU’s beautiful campus, with opening events starting on the Tundra. Food, activities, and raffle drawings will be held after the run.

Bully Free Friendship March for Treats

Date: 10/28/2014
Time: 3pm

Barboursville, WV
500 Mall Road, Center Court

Ending the month of National Bully Prevention Month, the Huntington Mall will be marching against bullying behavior with the second annual Bully Free Friendship March for Treats!

From 3p-6p head to center court for pre-registration and fun activities.
3p-6p:
•	Arts and craft activities
•	Captain McFinn and Coral Rose photo booth sponsored by JCP Portrait Studio
•	FREE 8x10 of your child in their costume at FLASH Digital Portraits
•	face painting and temporary tattoos
•	special mall sales just for this day
•	Meet Captain McFinn and Coral Rose
•	Sign the Bully Free Pledge
•	Dancing entertainment
•	Fashion Advisory Board (FAB) Costume Contest.  FAB will be scouting the crowd for their favorite costumes in the 0-3, 4-6, and 7-12 age division. 
•	Mall Pumpkin decorating contest- pick your favorite store’s pumpkin for a chance to win! 
6p-8p
•	Line up for the Friendship March for Treats with Captain McFinn and Friends leading the way! Posters with inspiring messages such as "Be a Buddy, not a Bully!" will be available for every child or bring your own! 
•	At the end of the evening winners will be selected for the costume contest and the mall pumpkin contest.

Bullying Prevention 5K/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk/Roll/Crawl/Stroll

Date: 11/1/2014
Time: 8:00 am

Panama City, FL
Panama City Beach, FL

Bullying Prevention 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk/Roll/Crawl/Stroll to bring awareness to bullying.

6:30 am Registration
8:00 am 5K Run
9:00 am 1 Mile