Council-backed Coalition Launching Anti-Bullying Initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb 8, 2013
Contact: Dan Weist, Communications Director
Coalition Launching Anti-Bullying Initiative
SALT LAKE CITY – An anti-bullying coalition led by SLC Council Member Charlie Luke will present on Tuesday, Feb. 12, a long-term citywide campaign to help reduce bullying in Salt Lake by raising awareness to the problem and offering local resources for prevention.
The launch of the multimedia campaign for the anti-bullying public education initiative includes six weeks of activities aimed at awareness and action for a problem getting attention across the state. The public service media campaign is built on donated television, radio, online media and creative services from local sponsors: R&R Partners and Comcast.
The press conference will include civic leaders, parents and a performance by the Hillside Middle School Choir, plus details of public and private partnerships and the varied activities.
The coalition grew out a constituent problem presented to Luke, which followed with a “Bully” movie director’s screening in Salt Lake. The SLC Council supports the coalition, and the group has received input and support from various institutions, agencies, private organizations and individuals.
WHO: SLC Council Member & Coalition Leader, Charlie Luke
SLC Mayor, Mayor Ralph Becker
SLC School District Superintendent, Dr. McKell Withers
SLC Police Deputy Chief Mike Brown
Coalition Member David A. Parker
Comcast, Ray Child, Director of Public Relations for Comcast
R&R Partners Director of Public Affairs, Steve Wright
Hillside Middle School Choir
WHAT: Anti-Bullying coalition press conference
WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
WHERE: City & County Building
451 South State Street
CITY COUNCIL OF SALT LAKE CITY
KYLE LAMALFA | DISTRICT 2 | COUNCIL CHAIR || JILL REMINGTON LOVE | DISTRICT 5 | COUNCIL VICE CHAIR || CARLTON CHRISTENSEN | DISTRICT 1 || STAN PENFOLD | DISTRICT 3 || LUKE GARROTT | DISTRICT 4 || CHARLIE LUKE | DISTRICT 6 || SØREN SIMONSEN | DISTRICT 7