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Power Over Prejudice Summit 2011

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Media Release: November 7, 2011

Middle School student leaders attend the 2011 POP Summit at Georgia Tech to be trained on how to Stop Stereotypes, Bullying, and School Violence.

When: November 15, 16, and 17 – three 1-day sessions 

Where: Georgia Tech Student Center, 350 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318 (Ballroom, 3rd floor)

Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Audience: School Counselors, Parents, Public Officials, School Administrators, and Corporations focused on empowering youth in Atlanta.
Topics: Middle School Students, School Violence, Bullying, Prejudice, Diversity, Inclusion, Stop Stereotypes.

Anti-Prejudice Consortium's 2011 Power Over Prejudice Summit -The Largest Attended

The LARGEST Summit in the program’s 14 year history.  Over 720 middle school students and 120 school counselors are scheduled to attend the one-day seminar on building self-awareness skills in order to celebrate, respect, and embrace differences in themselves and others.

Our Solution: POP provides opportunity to learn strategies to protect students from being bullied.  POP shows students that people should respect each other even though they are different and  shares appropriate ways to handle conflict.  POP prepares students and school counselors to work as team members to eliminate prejudice in their schools.

The Students:

6th/ 7th Graders are nominated by their schools to be trained as POP Ambassadors by attending the POP Summit.  Over 150 volunteer facilitators are trained to lead students through activities that make them aware of how we see other people; show students how misunderstanding others can lead to stereotyping; and how we can unintentionally discriminate against others.

Guest Speakers: 

Al Duncan, the author of My Success Journal For Young People and Get ALL Fired Up!, is the world’s leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people. As a soft skills expert and an internationally recognized authority on youth development & empowerment, Al has delivered his signature Duncan Nuggets™ to over one million young people around the world.

Cynthia Baileyinternational supermodel and founder of Bailey Agency School of Fashion in Atlanta.  Seen in Vogue, ELLE, Vanity Fair and various other publications; she has be the cover model for Essence magazine twice.  In 2007, Ms. Bailey relocated to Atlanta where she was quickly tapped by Bravo television producers to join the third season The Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise.

Senator Emanuel Jones, a Georgia Senate from Georgia’s 10th District in 2004. Sen. Jones represents SW DeKalb, Henry County and East Atlanta. Owner of one of the largest African-American owned businesses in the nation, Legacy Chevrolet Cadillac Saab of Columbus, Legacy Ford of McDonough, Legendary Ford Mercury of Marion N.C.

Our Media Contacts: Tiarra A. & Shawn W. Email: media.contact@poweroverprejudice.org Phone: 404-745-4549