Member Call-Ins/Webinars

In the wake of the recent tragic string of teen suicides linked to anti-LGBT bullying, there is an intense scrutiny of the role the internet and online social networking played in these deaths. As parents, school administrators, and politicians are left to wonder what can be done to curb peer-to-peer harassment of LGBT-identified and gender nonconforming students, the mental health of hundreds of thousands of LGBT youth across the country continues to be severely undermined by a bullying campaigns that extend far beyond the reach of the classroom. Speakers include Christian Dowell, Legal Director of Global Brand Protection at Yahoo! Inc., Alison Gill, Public Policy Associate with the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), and Warren J. Blumenfeld, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Iowa State University.