#cyberbullying | #cyberbully | ABC 7 Chicago to host digital town hall on bullying prevention; Karen Jordan to moderate


CHICAGO (WLS) — ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago’s Number One station for news, will present a virtual town hall exploring efforts to stop bullying and bring awareness of its impacts on children of all ages and races. ABC 7 Weekend Anchor Karen Jordan will moderate this hour-long, virtual town hall available on abc7chicago.com Thursday, October 22 at 2:00 PM.October is observed as National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The ABC Network is supporting this important issue with its ‘Choose Kindness’ campaign which will run throughout the year. This campaign encourages schools, communities, organizations, kids and families to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying. The goal is to put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence of all forms of bullying and show how it hurts children of all ages.

Karen Jordan will lead an informative conversation on what some of our local community organizations are doing to help youth dealing with bullying and parents who may need guidance identifying the problem. She also will look at how these groups are encouraging special school programs that stand with youth against bullying of any kind.Guest panelists include:
-Te’Aira Malone-Zuccaro, Clinical Manager, Metropolitan Family Services – Calumet Center
-Solomon Martinez, Youth Program Manager – Proyecto Cuidaté, Erie Neighborhood House
-Ashunti Walker, Crisis Responder, Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness – Will & Grundy County
-Kreagan Carbone, Manager of Prevention Services, BUILD, Inc.
-David Biele, Director of Youth Services, Center on Halsted

The virtual town hall will also exclusively stream live on ABC 7’s Facebook Live, YouTube, ABC 7’s app, and ABC 7’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku.

PREVIOUS TOWN HALLS:
ABC 7 Chicago presents: Do You Hear Me? A discussion highlighting journey of prominent Latino communities in Chicago hosted by Stacey Baca
ABC 7 Chicago presents: Do You Hear Me? A Conversation about Latinos and the 2020 Census hosted by Rob Elgas

Do You Hear Me? A Conversation about Terminology on September 17, hosted by Mark Rivera on Latinx identity and terminology
ABC 7 Chicago presents: Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race, a virtual town hall with Windy City Live’s Val Warner
ABC 7 Chicago presents: Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race, a virtual town hall with ABC 7’s Evelyn Holmes
ABC 7 Chicago presents: Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race, a virtual town hall with Windy City Live’s Val Warner
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on June 4, 2020: Hosted by Cheryl Burton, on the aftermath of George Floyd’s death
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on June 11, 2020: Hosted by Karen Jordan and Hosea Sanders, on organizational social change
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on June 18, 2020: Hosted by Evelyn Holmes and Will Jones,on youth movements
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on June 25, 2020: Hostel by Terrell Brown and Leah Hope, on racism in public education
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on July 2, 2020: Hosted by Hosea Sanders, on summer festivals
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on July 9, 2020: Hosted by Samantha Chatman, on Black Greek letter organizations

Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on July 16, 2020: Hosted by Cheryl Burton, on violence
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on July 23, 2020: Hosted by Jim Rose, on race and racism in sports
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on July 23, 2020: Hosted by WCL’s Val Warner, on race and education during COVID-19
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on August 6, 2020: Hosted by Samantha Chatman, on mental health in the Black community
ABC 7 Chicago presents: Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on August 13 with ABC 7’s Evelyn Holmes

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