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Special TV lineup features programming on bullying in schools and workplace

Written by Colette Clarke, Interactive Producer | Apr 5, 2013 9:39 AM

As part of our Pushed Around series on bullying, witf will be presenting a special lineup of TV programming on bullying on April 14, 2013. Below is the schedule.

4 p.m. - Living Smart: Standing up to Workplace Bullies

Craig Clayton is the Director and Diversity Strategist with the University of Houston's International Institute for Diversity and Cross Cultural Management. He is a diversity and corporate culture consultant to a long list of corporate clients. He is also a seasoned public speaker on diversity, leadership and management issues. Over time, he's noticed one of the most difficult problems facing employees and businesses is workplace and corporate bullying.

4:30 p.m. – Not in Our Towns: Class Actions

This program features three stories of students and their communities standing together to stop hate and bullying. Fifty years after James Meredith became the first black student at the segregated University of Mississippi, football fans revive the chant “The South will rise again.” Student leaders confront the divisive practice, sparking a campus visit from the Ku Klux Klan. The college town of Bloomington, Indiana, shocked after a Korean student was murdered by a white supremacist a decade ago, bands together again after anti-Semitic attacks on the eve of Hanukkah. In Lancaster, a city east of Los Angeles, a middle school counselor starts an anti-bullying program that inspires a citywide campaign after teen suicides in nearby towns shake the town into action.

Watch a preview below:

5 p.m. – Not in Our Towns: Light in the Darkness

In Patchogue, New York, an ethnically diverse working-class village in Suffolk County, a series of attacks against Latino residents ended with the killing of an Ecuadoran immigrant who had lived in the village for 13 years. Seven local high school students arrested for the crime admitted they were “looking for a Mexican” to beat up. Over a two-year period, the film follows the Patchogue mayor as he leads a group of residents to confront the anti-immigrant bias in their town and repair the fabric of community life. Latino residents become leading voices for immigrants while working within the community to address local divisions; faith leaders mobilize their congregations; and educators and school administrators develop anti-bias programs. The film provides a message of hope, as civic leaders, students, grandmothers, librarians and store owners take action to repair a culture that has been torn apart by bigotry and fear.

Watch the trailer below:

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Pushed Around is supported by Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.


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