Collaboration Please, You ARE Somebody...You CAN make a differenceby Christine Jackson on 11/14/10
To: Our Beloved Community
From: Christine, Joe & Families Against Bullying
In the recent months past we have found so much inspiration in you. We have inspired some of you. Truth be told, TOGETHER we are making a phenomenal impact both locally and globally. Thank you.
Many times, many of you have offered your help. I am writing tonight to ask something of you. It is time to step our cause up a notch. A big boost in publicity is afoot. In the past, we (Families Against Bullying) have not been prepared for this...when publicity happens, website traffic goes through the roof. This time, the impact is going to be happening at a higher level than it has before. We want to be prepared. In the coming weeks, will each of you please consider contributing to our website?
Each of us has unique narratives surrounding one very serious issue. We want more than your narrative for our visitors, we want our visitors to leave our site inspired and empowered. Let's share our tragedies, our triumph, our insight and our experience.
Regardless of where we are in our individual journeys, our journey is one. Will you please reach into your soul, reach into your child's soul and share some content for us to post on our website? All types of submission are welcome - i.e. video, audio, written content, photos, song, art. Please include in your submissions
1) why our cause means so much to you;
2) what you are doing to drive change and
3) the results and the reactions from your communities (the good, the bad and the ugly) you have seen from your work
This will be a tribute to what has been, what is and what is to come. Will you please embrace this day to share what you have to our audience who is seeking guidance? All of your submissions will be published with credit to you.
I am also piecing together a "how to" segment of the website. A step-by-step guide for parents to deal with higher level administration within school districts; interpreting law and achieving school / district investigation from State and Federal agencies when school staff refuse to acknowledge their responsibilities to the safety and education to our children. Unfortunately, I have knowledge limited only to Texas and the United states. I will study and collaborate with other states, but I am only one person. If any of you have knowledge on this process in your state (and in some cases your country), will you please share what you know in the format of an easy-to-read outline with links where the reader can render forms and / or procedures necessary for filing complaints and petitions?
With more gratitude than I can express and never ending love,