High School Girls Can Enter Video PSA Contest to Stand Up to Bullying
(NCJW-MI, March 7, 2022)
Bloomfield Twp, MI – National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan (NCJW | MI) is holding a Youth Video PSA Contest for Oakland County high school girls on how to be an upstander in the face of bullying or hate. NCJW | MI hopes that entrants to the youth video contest will come up with compelling and imaginative 30-second video entries. First prize is $1000, second is $750 and third is $500.
Entries are due by midnight on Monday, March 28, and the awards will be presented at a ceremony at Bloomfield Township Public Library (located at 1099 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302) on Thursday, May 5, at 7 pm. More information on the program is available here.
According to stopbullying.gov, the US government’s federal statistics site that around 20 percent of 12-18 year-olds have experienced bullying on school grounds, such as in stairwells, classrooms or locker rooms, or through texting or on social media. Further intolerance is show by the continuing rise in hate crimes. Statistics from the US Department of Justice show that hate crimes with a bias against race/ethnicity/ancestry rose from 3963 incidents in 2019 to 5227 incidents in 2020, some of which was reported due to religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and gender.
“At a time when there is unfortunately so much hate in the world, we need our young people to stand up to threats, intimidation and bullying like never before,” said Amy Cutler, President of NCJW | MI. “We know that the high school girls in our community are imaginative and will take a stand against injustice, so we are hoping that we will see some outstanding videos which inspire everyone to be brave when they see bullying or hate in action.”
NCJW | MI is a non-profit organization which originally started as a volunteer group in 1981 in Detroit, then called Jewish Women’s Group. The organization advocates for individual rights and freedoms and a takes a progressive stand for social justice on issues of importance to women, children, and families. Volunteer work in the metro Detroit community is a fundamental part of the organization’s mission. Projects include the Back2School Store which helps Detroit children in need get the clothing and supplies they need to start the school year, backpacks and school supplies for homeless children in Oakland County, fleece blankets for children in foster care and hospitals; Kosher Meals on Wheels, and literacy outreach.
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About the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan
Founded in 1891 and inspired by Jewish values, National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan has maintained a progressive stance on issues at the local, state and national levels. It is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates committed to social justice and a call for action, ‘Powerful Voices. Progressive Change’. The mission of supporters is to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.