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*Filing a Claim with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights*
July 28th, 2011 by

*Filing a Claim with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights*

 

*Thursday, July 28 at 3:00pm EST*

 

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The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in

collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division

and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, will hold a

webinar on how to file complaints for bullying and harassment in schools.***

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Children are too often the targets of bullying, discrimination, and

harassment for their race and religious beliefs. Of the teachers surveyed

for the National Education Association’s *Nationwide Study of Bullying in

2009*, 19 percent perceived racial remarks as a bullying problem, while 6

percent believed religious remarks were an issue. Meanwhile, in the 2009 *Youth

Risk Behavior Surveillance System*, 17.5 percent of Asian American high

school students and 20.4 percent of Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander high

school students reported being bullied on school property. Bullying is an

increasingly pressing issue for Asian American and Pacific Islander youth,

one with potentially dire consequences and requires urgent attention from

community members and allies. Join the White House Initiative on Asian

Americans and Pacific Islanders, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil

Rights Division, and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil

Rights for a webinar about taking action against bullying and harassment.***

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*WHO:* Akil Vohra, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific

Islanders****

 

Mehgan Sidhu, U.S. Department of Justice****

 

Kay Bhagat, U.S. Department of Education****

 

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*WHEN:*Thursday, July 28 at 3:00pm EST**

 

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*DIAL IN:*Toll Free: 888-324-8021 Toll number: 1-415-228-4847****

 

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*PASSCODE:*  8539598****

 

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*TO JOIN ONLINE AND VIEW THE SLIDE PRESENTATION:*

 

1. Go to

https://educate.webex.com/educate/k2/j.php?ED=169117537&UID=1215746322&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

2. Enter your name and email address.

3. Enter the session password: welcome1

4. Click “Join Now”.

5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. ****

 

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This call is not intended for press purposes and is off the record. For more

information e-mail WhiteHouseAAPI@ed.gov.****

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