Monday, March 26, 2012

Bullying, Bold Leadership, and How it Gets Better

Workshop for high school students attending the 10th Annual Nebraska Cultural Unity Conference
Friday, March 30, 2012, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM and 3:00-4:00 PM
Sisler Room, Student Affairs Building
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Workshop Content/Notes

NCUC Workshop Slides

PDF Version of the Power Point Presentation

NCUC Workshop Notes Version

A notes version of the presentation

Videos from the Workshop

Paul/Brin - It Gets Better

A bigendered person talks about how they were teased when they were younger but how life does get better.  They also highlight the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization at the end of the video.


Group of Guys - It Gets Better

Four guys tell a bit about their stories.  We watched the first guy's story about his fear of losing everything when coming out.  He also describes his suicide attempt.


EricJames Borges - It Gets Better

EricJames describes the very difficult time he had after coming out.  His story ended in tragedy, but the hope he describes here is real.  Call the Trevor Project at 866 488 7386 if you need to talk to someone.


Desmond Tutu Speech

I showed you a very small portion of this video.  Be sure to watch 16:20-19:27.


Other Resources

Bullying: Tips for Students | Teaching Tolerance

This is just a short list of tips for students who encounter bullying--whether as a bystander or a victim. 

Home |

This governmental website offers information on various types bullying and what to do to prevent it in when you witness it. USA for teens

This site provides information and help about mental health issues such as being bullied, low self esteem, committing suicide and cutting yourself.  It also has tips for those who want to be able to reach out to all kinds of people and be a safe person and a good friend.

Nebraska School Safety Center | Bullying Prevention

Resource page specific to Nebraska and Nebraska state laws.

Teens Against Bullying - Home

This site is really user-friendly and offers basic information on what to do if you're bullied and how you can work to end bullying at your school. 

About Beyond Bullies | Beyond Bullies

A website that offers real-time support to teens who are or have been bullied.  Sign up for support or to be an online volunteer. 

Make it Better Nebraska YouTube Channel

A YouTube Channel of Nebraskans sharing what they do to try to make it better.  For an example, see this video from Carlos.


Erica Chu -

Short Link to this page:

See notes from other presentations about the Bible and about Transgender identities (at UNK in March 2012). 

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