The Boys and Girls
Club of Fall River was the scene of a Black Out Bullying rally on
Name Calling Day", January 25, 2011. Several hundred children who
attend the Club listened as Executive Director Peter McCarthy welcomed
Keystone Club President and Governor's
Statewide Youth Council member Leeara Hunt who emceed the half-hour
event in the gymnasium. Speakers included Fall
River School Superintendent Meg May-Brown,
Talbot Middle School Principal Elizabeth Coogan, School
Committee Vice-Chairman Mark Costa, and Mayor
Flanagan's Chief of Staff and Club Board Member Ann O'Neil-Souza.
Fall River Police Chief Daniel Racine
asked each of the children to recite the "No Name Calling Day"
pledge before the Black Out Bullying banner was raised to the ceiling.
"I'm sure bullying isn't going to end in just one day, but this is a
heck of a start to Black Out Bullying," said Ms. Hunt in her remarks.
Click here for the
video of the event. Click
here for the Herald News article.
For more information about the event, contact Executive Director
at 508-672-6340 or Fall River Fall River
Youth Services Director
McCloskey at 508-324-2419.
(Top row) Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Peter McCarthy welcomes several hundred students to the rally before introducing Leeara Hunt, Keystone President and Governor's Statewide Youth Council member who emceed the event. (Middle row) Fall River School Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown introduces Talbot Middle School Principal Elizabeth Coogan before Mayor Flanagan's Chief of Staff, Ann O'Neil-Souza, speaks. (Bottom row) Fall River Police Chief Daniel Racine asks the children to take a no-bullying pledge after School Committee Vice-Chairman Mark Costa speaks.
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