In an effort to educate students about the serious implications of bullying, the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance has partnered with Windsor Pride to host a series of events next week— International Bullying Awareness Week.
“Bullying doesn’t end when students leave high school, it can continue into University or the workplace,” says Kim Orr, president of the alliance. “That’s why it is so important that we bring attention to the serious mental and physical effects that bullying can have on people.”
Among the activities planned is a contest for videos that encourage viewers to stand up to bullying. Entries on the theme must be a maximum of one minute long and submitted to director of student life Josh Paglione at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 14. All videos will be posted to the alliance Facebook page— the video with most “likes” wins $100!
Other events include:
Monday, November 12: Much Music comedian Trevor Boris will speak on his experiences with bullying at 8 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium.
Tuesday, November 13: Windsor Police constable Shane Renaud will conduct a workshop on Cyber Bulling in the UWSA council chambers on the second floor of the CAW Student Centre from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14: Everyone is invited to wear white to join a “No H8” photo shoot, running from 4 to 9 p.m. in Lambton Tower’s basement Studio B. You will be given a digital copy of your photo to do with as you like.
Thursday, November 15: Wear blue all day to show you stand up against bullying.
Friday. November 16: Dan MacDonald will create a web-video of his poem “Slam Bullying” created just for bullying awareness week which will be posted to the UWSA Facebook page.
Watch a video of Boris discussing his Windsor appearance: