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For Immediate Release January 4, 2017

On Wednesday, January 11, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) will host a free webinar for parents and advocates on school bullying in response to a surge of recent hate crimes and acts of discrimination in schools nationwide.  During the webinar, participants will learn how to recognize and report school bullying as well as how to engage their community and what parents can do. “In light of rising incidents targeting students based on their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability, it is absolutely essential that both parents and advocates play a role in reducing school bullying,” said Natasha Quiroga, PREP manager and senior counsel for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Educational Opportunities Project.

Parents and students in California can utilize PREP’s e-clinic to address bullying, harassment or discrimination incidents. It is also a great resource for parents and advocates who have questions about Special Education, School Discipline, and English Learners. Parents and advocates can schedule one-on-one video appointments with a volunteer attorney by visiting www.PREPparents.org/appointment and completing an online intake form.
WHO:            Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, PREP
Center for Safe Schools

WHAT:          Free School Bullying Webinar

  • Webinar will be presented in Spanish and English

WHEN:          Wednesday, January 11, 2017

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET/12 p.m. – 1 p.m. PT, English

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m./3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT, Spanish

WHERE:        Online with registration link at www.PREPparents.org/webinar (Please register by January 10)

***Interested participants should pre-register for the training online at www.PREPparents.org/webinar.

About the Lawyers’ Committee
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2013 and continue our quest of “Moving America Toward Justice.” The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending; community development; employment; voting; education and criminal justice.  For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.


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