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UFT Middle School Division’s Anti-Bullying Conference

Students from 105 schools registered for the UFT’s citywide Anti-Bullying Conference, held virtually on Oct. 28, which focused on conflict resolution strategies and how to be an upstander, or someone who intervenes or stands up for a person who is being attacked or bullied.

Middle School Anti-Bullying Conference

Middle School Anti-Bullying Conference

The UFT hosted more than 300 students from 25 middle schools at its Manhattan headquarters on Oct. 22 for the UFT Middle School Division’s third annual Anti-Bullying Conference. Students and teachers attended workshops presented by the New York Police Department, Operation Respect, STOMP Out Bullying and the UFT BRAVE program.

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UFT anti-bullying conference

Two hundred and fifty middle school students discussed why bullies think it's okay to bully and learned how to recognize and put an end to the behavior at the UFT's second annual anti-bullying conference on May 10.

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Using art to deliver an important message

Dozens of posters from 16 schools were on display at UFT headquarters on May 21 for the awards ceremony of the UFT BRAVE program’s fifth annual video contest and the UFT’s Young Artists Unite Against Bullying poster contest.

BRAVE “What Would You Do?” skit

In the Middle — UFT’s anti-bullying student conference

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Anthony Harmon, the UFT director of parent and community outreach, reminded about 300 middle schoolers and their teachers and counselors of that famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi as they prepared to head for workshops during the UFT’s anti-bullying conference, “In the Middle,” on May 10.

Renaldo Stover (left), a counselor with the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, t

BRAVE Anti-Bullying Conference

UFT’s fifth annual BRAVE Anti-Bullying Conference applauds and supports student efforts to be responsible, welcoming and respectful of all.

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NYCATA/UFT anti-bullying art contest

Students in grades 2–12 from public schools throughout the city were recognized May 19 for their entries in the UFT/New York City Art Teachers Association's anti-bullying art contest, inspired by the suicide of a victim of bullying.

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Anti-bullying event at PS/IS 180 the SEEALL Academy, Brooklyn

Rosanna Giannuzzi, a 5th-grade teacher at PS/IS 180 the SEEALL Academy in Borough Park, Brooklyn, knows her students are on the brink of big changes in their lives.

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BRAVE Video Awards

Students and their teachers gathered at the UFT on April 17 for the BRAVE Video Awards ceremony, with screenings, pizza, popcorn and plaques.

Curtis HS students end their presentation with stories of bullying.

UFT hosts nonviolence event

Raised flags representing all the countries of the world and a wish for universal peace capped a UFT program honoring the lives and continuing work of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Dalai Lama at union headquarters.