There is a national push to eradicate bullying. Are schools doing enough to combat the problem? We hear from Dorothy Espelage, one of the nation's top experts on bullying, on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. 

On Thursday, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will host its inaugural Exelon Anti-Bullying Forum to spur discussion on the issue of bullying and the best practices to support students, teachers and families. Chicago Public Schools Superintendent, Jean-Claude Brizard will present the keynote address to more than 130 education leaders and museum donors. Brizard’s speech will focus on bullying prevention and will provide action steps administrators can implement in school districts around the area. The forum will identify the consequences of bullying and will provide educators with the tools needed to create respectful and supportive learning environments.

Forum experiences include:

  • Bullying and its Consequences in the State of Illinois: Panel discussion led by several youth development educators.
  • Make a Difference! The Miller Family Youth Exhibition: A look at the newly enhanced interactive exhibit designed to teach mutual respect and the ripple effect our moral and ethical decisions have on others.
  • Skills Sets and Best Practices: Panel discussion led by thought leaders from the educational community.

Dorothy Espelage will also be participating in the forum, taking place on October 20 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Ill. For more information, please visit the links below.