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Media Advisory - Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network hosts virtual Youth Town Hall

Monday, November 13, 2017

KINGSTON – Canadian youth are being challenged to support youth who are being bullied and to create solutions to bullying. Over 100 youth have been invited to the event at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa and members of the public are encouraged to join the conversation on Facebook.

What/When

The town hall runs Wednesday, November 15 starting at 4:30 p.m. Members of the public are encouraged to join the conversation online on Facebook. Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) National Youth Advisory Commitee will also officially launch its public education campaign, #Spreadkindness, about the importance of healthy relationships.

Who

Queen’s University researcher Wendy Craig, York University researcher Debra Pepler and PREVNet are hosting a Youth Town Hall to promote discussion around the prevention of bullying. The event will feature virtual and live components on what healthy relationships look like, and how they can be supported.

The event will be moderated by Senator Marc Gold. For 10 years, Senator Gold was the chair of ENSEMBLE for the respect of diversity, a not-for-profit organization that works with youth to build a more open and inclusive society.

Where

The Youth Town Hall is being held at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa. The media is asked to confirm their attendance prior to the event.

Contact

Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

Media contact on the ground
Kelly Petrunka
Executive Director, PREVNet
613-329-2800

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