The Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance will hold its annual Northeast Los Angeles Pride Day event on Sunday, Aug. 14 with a focus on preventing teen and pre-teen bullying. “No More Bullying,” which will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eagle Rock Plaza, will include speakers, videos and informational tables. Pride Day Chairman Carl Matthes said in a news release:
The purpose of NELA Pride Day is to help educate the public on teen and pre-teen bullying. Bullying is a form of intimidation or domination toward someone who is perceived as being weaker or ‘different.’ Through some type of coercion or force, the bully desires superiority/domination over their victim. Bullying happens with attempts at physical abuse, verbal or emotional intimidation and occurs in school, the neighborhood, through e-mail, in chatrooms, via text messaging and on Facebook. The aim of bullying is to promote self-hate, fear, guilt, embarrassment and humiliation.
Click here for more details about the free event. The Eastsider will have a table at the event.