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October 30, 2014 - 10:10am
As part of its 35th Annual Sikh Parade on Nov. 1, Yuba City, CA will host a special screening of Not In Our Town documentary Waking in Oak Creek, which profiles a suburban town rocked by hate after six worshippers at a Sikh Temple are killed by a white supremacist. In the year following the attack, the film highlights a community and law enforcement working together to overcome tragedy, stand up to hate, and create a safe town for all.
October 29, 2014 - 9:48am
At the beginning of Bullying Prevention Month, we shared the UCLA psychology study that showed 70.6% of teens have seen bullying occur in their schools. However, if someone intervenes, the bullying stops within 10 seconds. All month, we’ve shared stories of amazing UPstanders who have stepped up and lent their voice to stop bullying and intolerance.
October 27, 2014 - 10:10am
Hate and bias crimes, based on race, perceived ethnicity, religion, language, nationality, sexual identity, or immigrant status, are a widespread problem within the United States. In 2012, hate crime estimates are close to 300,000. Less than 6,000 were reported to the FBI.  
October 23, 2014 - 10:00am
Ideas and Innovations is a two-day virtual conference of professional learning on October 28 & 29, 2014. Presented by the content leaders and partners of Share My Lesson, participants will enjoy engaging webinars on everything from arts education and economics to using technology in the classroom. With two-dozen webinars to choose from, there's something for every educator and parent.
October 22, 2014 - 10:00am
What is an upstander? An upstander is an individual who sees wrong and acts. A person who takes a stand against an act of injustice or intolerance is not a “positive bystander,” they are an UPstander. The word itself has the ability to empower students to make an active change in their schools, in an effort to build communities that support difference and unify against intolerance.