Emily Bazelon, ”New York Times” best-selling author, to discuss preventing bullying

EmilyBazelonEmily Bazelon, author of The New York Times best-seller Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, will share the social causes, ramifications and legal implications of bullying when she leads the 2013-14 Schubert Center Conversation Series Sept. 26. She also will provide tools for parents, schools and students to help prevent and stop bullying and build a healthy and successful school climate.

The free, public event is Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium. The conversation series aims to connect faculty, students, staff, visiting researchers, practice and policy experts and community members whose work impacts children, young people and families.

Recent high-profile cases of bullying compelled the Schubert Center for Child Studies to address this issue within the Case Western Reserve community. This talk will provide a deeper understanding of the environments and dynamics of children who bully and are bullied, as well as how to promote positive and caring engagement by young people.

Beyond families, schools are ground zero for the social development of children and adolescents. A shared effort by parents, educators, students and concerned citizens is essential to advocate for and equip children with the skills they need to ensure their own well-being and success.

Bazelon is a senior editor at Slate, a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She is a frequent guest on The Colbert Report and has appeared on PBS NewsHour, Morning Joe, Fresh Air, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, O Magazine, the Washington Post and Mother Jones, among other publications. Bazelon is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School.

Registration is required for attendance. Attendees can register online or call 216.368.0540.

For more information, contact Sarah Robinson at sarah.robinson@case.edu, Gabriella Celeste at gabriella.celeste@case.edu or Jill Korbin at jill.korbin@case.edu or visit schubertcenter.case.edu.