San Diego Comic-Con celebrates the best in comics, movies and television, but it’s also doing it part to stop a major problem that is plaguing society: bullying.
The first Anti-Bullying Red Carpet Mixer and Press Summit will be held Sunday at 10 AM at Lou and Mickey’s Restaurant. The unique event includes several groups with anti-bullying initiatives, including the United Nations Association, the Anti-Defamation League, NoH8 Campaign, Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up, International Bullying Prevention Association and Girl Scouts of America.
Actress Chase Masterson (Star Trek) helped organize this event with award-winning author Carrie Goldman (Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear).
“The anti-bullying issue is coming of age,” Masterson says, “Everyone can relate to it, and especially with the rash of recent teenage suicides, it’s time for it to stop. We’re uniting pop culture’s favorite stars and media to make a stand along with these top organizations.”
Goldman adds: “In our digitalized, media-driven society, pop culture has a constant influence on the way that both children and adults interpret the world. When kids see celebrities take action against bullying, it resonates strongly and sends the message that cruelty is not acceptable.” You can learn more about Goldman’s book by heading to teambullied.com.
For more information about the mixer and efforts to fight bullying, head to antibullyingcoalition.com