“ I stand up against bullying. Will you? I lost my own father to violence when he stood up for an employee who was being attacked. I’ve heard from many fans and friends how bullying has impacted their lives, and I am moved to make a difference for them. Parents have written to me, sharing painful stories about how their children, who might be perceived to be different, are ruthlessly attacked and scared of their own schools. It is time we stand up for what is right and support people who are being harmed. Every person on this planet has a right to be true to themselves, to love and be loved, and to be happy. I encourage others to stand up with me and make a difference.”
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What is StandUp Day – Nov 14?
StandUp Day, held annually on November 14th, is a day of remembrance, a time to StandUp against bullying, and a time to celebrate the True Champions in our lives. Ben Cohen is known as one of the world’s best athletes and founder of the StandUp Foundation. November 14th marks the day when Ben’s father died as a result of violence inflicted upon him when he stood up for an employee who was being attacked. This day serves to promote the vision of the StandUp Foundation as a memorial for Ben’s father and all who have been lost to violence and hate.
What You Can Do?
We all have the power to change lives, our own actions and those of others. StandUp Day is about taking action to create change in our own behaviors and to ‘StandUp’ for others (who may, for whatever reason, not be able to do so themselves). In partnership with the StandUp Foundation, Campus Pride encourages all campuses to TAKE A STAND against BULLYING this November 14 on StandUp Day. Read the 2014 Action Kit for full details and how your campus may participate this year.
Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at CampusPride.org
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation mission is to raise awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying and to raise funds to support those doing real-world work to stop it. Learn more online at StandUpFoundation.com