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Monday, September 26, 2016

Northeast L.A. Pride day dedicated to stop bullying

The Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance will hold its annual Northeast Los Angeles Pride Day event on Sunday, Aug. 14 with a focus on preventing teen and pre-teen bullying.  “No More Bullying,” which will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eagle Rock Plaza, will include speakers, videos and informational tables. Pride Day Chairman Carl Matthes said in a news release:

The purpose of NELA Pride Day is to help educate the public on teen and pre-teen bullying. Bullying is a form of intimidation or domination toward someone who is perceived as being weaker or ‘different.’ Through some type of coercion or force, the bully desires superiority/domination over their victim. Bullying happens with attempts at physical abuse, verbal or emotional intimidation and occurs in school, the neighborhood, through e-mail, in chatrooms, via text messaging and on Facebook. The aim of bullying is to promote self-hate, fear, guilt, embarrassment and humiliation.

Click here for more details about the free event. The Eastsider will have a table at the event.



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