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Anti-bullying summit to be held in Flint

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The problem of bullying will be addressed at a forum scheduled next week in Flint.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights will co-host a public forum on bullying with the City of Flint Human Relations Commission, the Disability Network, Mott Community College Workforce Development and other local partners.The forum will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mott Community College Event Center, Room ML1204, 1401 East Court Street in Flint.

Speakers at the forum will discuss bullying in the classroom and the workplace, and what can be done to combat it. Invited speakers include former Michigan State University and NBA basketball star Mateen Cleaves, State Representative Woodrow Stanley, Stephanie Davis, Executive Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, Erycka Hunter, City of Flint Superintendent and  Linda Thompson, Flint Community Schools.

The general public is encouraged to attend the forum, especially those who wish to speak about bullying."We all must address this issue because of the long-term, negative impacts of bullying and harassment. People must be treated equally and fairly, whether at work, online, at school or in society. Working with our partners, we are raising public awareness about bullying," stated Daniel H. Krichbaum, Director, MDCR.

Both written and verbal statements will be accepted. To provide written testimony, please email it to millerj31@Michigan.gov before Nov. 13. Sign language interpretation will be provided for the deaf and hard of hearing. If you want to attend and need other accommodations to do so, please notify organizers at MDCR-CCT@michigan.gov. Parking and driving directions can be found at www.mcc.edu/maps/driving_direct_eventcenter.shtml. For more information on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, visit www.michigan.gov/mdcr.

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