BRISTOL, R.I. – On February 1, proclamations were passed by Governor Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and Mayor James Diossa of Central Falls in respect to an anti-bullying campaign launched by five Roger Williams University public relations students. The monthlong campaign will address the issue of bullying and ways to address it for both the bullies and the victims.
The campaign has worked closely with students at Mt. Hope High School of Bristol and Central Falls High School of Central Falls preparing for events scheduled throughout the month. Aside from presentations at schools throughout the state, the team organized a ribbon ceremony at Central Falls High School on February 8, and a 2K Walk Away From Bullying on February 16.
At the ribbon ceremony, students hung ribbons on the front steps of Central Falls High School with messages personally written by CFHS students to their bullies. At the 2K Walk Away, mayor James Diossa joined community members as they walked away from bullying.
For more information regarding RWU PRSSA’s February campaign against bullying throughout Rhode Island visit www.facebook.com/Remembermeri or contact Theresa Agonia at (401) 663-4252.