The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host its 7th Annual International Symposium on Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 6 p.m. The Center is located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road. Co-sponsored by the Michigan Council for Social Studies, this year’s forum’s topic is “Much Ado About Bullying: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions.”
The symposium is open to the public. Normal museum admission rates will apply for participation in the symposium. Continuing education units (SB-CEUs) are available for educators for a small additional fee.
The event will feature three guest presenters. One is Tara Michener, entrepreneur, author and advocate for diversity in southeast Michigan, who has been featured on PBS and WDET Detroit. Also presenting is Elizabeth Barton, associate director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University. Barton is a developmental psychologist whose work in socio-emotional development and school-based violence has appeared on the Today Show. The third presenter is Glenn Stutzky of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, whose research focuses on bullying, cyberbullying and workplace bullying. He has been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and Good Morning America.
“Bullying, whether it occurs in the playground, on the Internet or at work, unfortunately is all too prevalent in our society today,” said Anthony Salciccioli, President of the Michigan Council for Social Studies. “It is vital that we learn as much as we can, discuss the issues collaboratively and devise effective strategies to overcome them. Bullying harms so many lives. As a society, we must do all we can to address this growing problem.”