Featuring a post-presentation with a Q&A, book signing and refreshments!
“Bullying isn't new. But our attempts to respond to it are, as Bazelon explains in her richly detailed, thought-provoking book... Comprehensive in her reporting and balanced in her conclusions, Bazelon extracts from these stories useful lessons for young people, parents and principals alike.” – Washington Post
“She is nonjudgmental in a generous rather than simply neutral way, and she culls as much pathos from the circumstances of bullies as from those of their victims. She identifies not only the sadism of abusive children, but also their sadness. She is a compassionate champion for justice in the domain of childhood’s essential unfairness.” – Andrew Solomon, The New York Times
Investigative reporter, author, educator, and expert on the social and legal facets of bullying, Emily Bazelon is noted for insightful and ground-breaking journalism. Extensive legal knowledge makes Ms Bazelon one of the leading authorities on the shifting landscape of bullying in the cyber age. Random House published her first book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy in February 19, 2013. Aurora's Thought Leaders Making a Difference speaker series offers unique opportunities to explore ideas and nuances about disability justice from view points that fundamentally differ from the so-called professional mainstream. So what does bullying have to do with disability justice? Perhaps you didn't know that people with disabilities are second to LGBTQ population in numbers reported cases of 'bullying' or harassment. Join us after Ms. Bazelon's presentation for a book signing party with sweets and drinks immediately following Ms Bazelon's presentation. Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy will be available for purchase and signing by the author.