March 10, 2011
>GLSEN Delegation Reflects on White House Conference on Bullying Prevention
>Several GLSEN representatives who attended the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention checked in after the event to share their experiences.
“My biggest moment was this morning when the President and First Lady spoke. The sincere passion that they showed when they spoke was just incredible. Having been bullied in the past and to see how much the current administration cares means so much to me,” David said.
“Bullying is a national priority, and addressing the problem is a key to our kids’ success,” Joyce said.
Joey has had the opportunity to speak on the Hill in support of the Safe School Improvement Act and Student Non-Discrimination Act, making him a knowledgeable advocate for change in federal government policy.
“GLSEN has given me the power to use my voice. The conference gave me the ability to use that power to help other activists. We are no longer victims; we are activists and ambassadors for change. Change that will make all kids feel safe,” Joey said.
For more information on the conference itself, or to learn more about the bullying initiative the White House is undertaking, visit the links below: