White House AAPI Initiative to Hold Summit on Combating Bullying on Saturday in New York City

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NEW YORK – Hundreds of parents, teachers, students and community leaders will join Obama Administration and local officials at a bullying prevention summit on Saturday in New York City to address the safety of Asian American, Pacific Islander and Muslim American students. New data from the Department of Education that will be released at the summit shows bullying is of particular concern in AAPI communities.

The summit, convened by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in partnership with the Asian American/Asian Research Institute and Hunter College at The City University of New York, is designed to raise awareness about the harassment of AAPIs and Muslim Americans, encourage community members to report incidents and to discuss next steps to combat bullying. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez will deliver keynote remarks and several students and parents will share their personal experiences.

**NOTE: Media representatives interested in covering the White House AAPI Initiative’s Bullying Prevention Summit should pre-credential by emailing their name, title, organization and contact information to Toby Chaudhuri at [email protected] by Friday at 5 p.m. ET. Members of the public must register in advance to attend the summit at http://go.usa.gov/XgS.**


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9:30 a.m.tAssistant Attorney General Thomas Perez joins senior Obama Administration and local officials to deliver keynote remarks to hundreds gathered at the White House AAPI Initiative’s bullying prevention summit.

10:30 a.m.tStudents and parents share their stories about bullying and advocates and experts discuss bullying effects on AAPI and Muslim American communities.

12 p.m.tObama Administration officials and public health professionals discuss what to do when bullied.

1 p.m.tPublic health professionals and community advocates discuss how to discuss bullying with children and parents.

2:30 p.m.tRepresentatives from major social media networks discuss online bullying and how to stay safe on the Internet.

4 p.m.tObama Administration officials discuss the importance of filing harassment claims with the federal government and tools student can use to resolve issues.