This year's Upstander Legacy Celebration was our biggest and best ever.
Over 200 people attended and we raised nearly $130,000 to end online and offline bullying! Now you can enjoy a recap of this beautiful evening with our new video here.
Maybe you will even see some folks you know in this video.
Please consider sharing this video on social media and consider making a donation to this great cause at tylerclementi.org/donate!
Have a wonderful holiday.
When you make a gift to the Tyler Clementi Foundation on Giving Tuesday, it will help support the Tyler Clementi Institute for Internet Safety at New York Law School. The Institute includes the first ever pro bono clinic representing victims of cyberbullying and online harassment.
Founded by TCF Board Member and law professor Ari Ezra Waldman, the Institute for Internet Safety at New York Law School includes the first-of-its-kind pro bono clinic that will provide free lawyers to victims of cyberharassment. DONATE NOW TO THIS INITIATIVE. Learn more about the Institute here:
With your help, the Institute will:
1. Represent victims of harassment for free
2. Train practicing lawyers how to council victims of all forms of cyberharassment
3. Educate judges, policymakers, and the public through data-driven research and symposia
Help make the Tyler Clementi Institute for Internet Safety a permanent and effective resource for thousands of people with your financial support. This year on Giving Tuesday, make a donation to the Tyler Clementi Foundation that will positively impact the lives of cyberbullying victims throughout the United States. You can make a gift here today.
Recent Press on the First Annual Tyler Clementi Internet Safety Conference:
A social studies teacher at a middle school in Conway Springs, Kansas may lose his job Monday, because some community members complained about an anti-bullying video he showed in class. Instead of rewarding his leadership, he is being punished because the video he used was pro-LGBT and forced kids to see the world from someone else's perspective. Tom Leahy showed his students a YouTube video called “Love is All You Need,” because some of his students wanted to exclude gays from a class simulation.
This Monday night the Conway Springs School Board will determine Mr. Leahy's fate.
View the video here:
The video he showed was intended to do good and to reinforce values of empathy and compassion. It is outrageous that a man's career could be destroyed over a positive gesture. Let's tell the school board not to punish Tom, but instead to use this controversy as a way to raise awareness about bullying and intolerance.
Add your name to this petition and let's show the School Board of Conway Springs how many people support Tom Leahy! We must do everything we can to save his job.333 signatures