Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Tue, Sept. 22

Wiseman to speak at NAU June 13

Today's students have a one in three chance of being involved in bullying at school, either as a target, a bystander or a bully.

To help address this issue, the Martin-Springer Institute has invited Rosalind Wiseman, the anti-bullying guru who inspired the hit film Mean Girls, to speak at Northern Arizona University.

Wiseman, the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence, will talk about relational aggression and how parents can help. Her presentation begins at 7 p.m. on June 13 and will follow the Anti-Bullying Conference at the W.A. Franke School of Business.

"Unfortunately bullying has become prevalent in our schools. Parents, teachers and administrators struggle with how to help our children find new ways to interact with one another," said Gretchen McAllister, director of the Martin-Springer Institute. "As an Institute committed to fostering moral courage and altruism, we believe that Ms. Wiseman's visit will provide very concrete and effective ways for us to support our students."

Wiseman is a recipient of the Lanterns Social Justice Award from the Black Women's Bar Association of Los Angeles. She is an advisory member of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence and Liz Claiborne's Love is Not Abuse Campaign. She was a liaison to the American Bar Association's Domestic Violence Committee and a member of the Violence Against Women Act's Subcommittee on Girls and School Violence.

The presentation will be free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Melissa Cohen at (928) 523-2464 or e-mail Melissa.Cohen@nau.edu.

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