24-Hour Bully Stake-Outby Christine Jackson on 09/01/10
24-Hour Bully Stake-Out
By Kelly Karius & Ron Graham
Where: on the world wide web
We’re pleased to be involved with the first-ever 24-Hour Bully Stake-Out! It’s a sort of vigil combined with an information festival, with its goal being nothing less than the end of bullying (like this Web site!), and will be held mostly on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube on Tuesday, November 9, 2010.
On that date, thousands of people will share resource information for bullying victims, their friends, parents, educators, and anyone else interested. We’ll also share our experiences with bullying situations, and we are inviting artists of all kinds to share their gifts with the cause. Authors will unveil original short works related to bullying; musicians will point us to their encouraging songs, and so on!
The event was organized three days ago, and in that time we’ve added the following participants:
* DJ Fatha Ramzee (shown above) will prepare an original mix-CD for sale!
Short writings are being prepared by
* Christian fiction writer Dimple Suit
* Children’s author T. S. Bradshaw, based on her characters, the Goodees
* Humorist Kellie Ketcham
* Fantasy writer and poet Nobius Black
* TV news reporter and children’s author Debra Steele
A painting has been donated by Lulu Kelly as a prize! Not sure how we’ll do that for an online celebration, but there’ll be a way. And all this has happened in three days!
* held Tuesday, November 9, 2010, midnight, to Wednesday, November 10, midnight
* held principally on Facebook, Twitter (with hashtags TBD), and probably YouTube, but any and all social media tools are welcome
How to Join In
* you may work with us directly, or with anyone else who works with us – it’s the Internet so you should expect some chaos!
* if you do join in, we recommend you throw in your talents where you can: sing, play, write, draw, pray, organize, interview, encourage – let us know what you can do!
* and we recommend you let us know on the blog or Facebook page, so that others who wish to work with YOU can find you!
* to let bullying victims know thousands of people are on their side
* to give caring people as many ways as possible to reach out to bullying victims
* to give caring people as many sources of information as they could ever need
* to pull everyone we can away from sadness and quiet desperation
* to give as many people as possible a chance to be a hero to someone
* “special guests” offering original creative works throughout the BSO to share and sell
* “sponsors,” keepers of information for victims, parents, teachers, managers, counselors, etc. to share and sell
* testimonies, from victims willing to speak up either by name or anonymously
* blogs, including the Bully Outreach Project, acting as the “official blog” for the event – even though everything posted there will be OK for anyone to copy
* Facebook pages, including the the Bully Stake-Out Fan Page, acting as a sort of Grand Central Station for info to share online
* to do all this through the power of social media
DO join us, won’t you?