Unity Day Today 10 Oct 12

Today (WED) is “Unity Day” across Minnesota, and residents are being encouraged to wear orange to help raise awareness on bullying. The Director of the Pacer Center’s Bullying program, Julie Hertzog, says that Unity Day is more than just wearing orange, however. She says it is a day everyone can link together — in schools, communities and online — and send one large, ORANGE message of support to students who have experienced bullying. To celebrate Unity Day, the New Ulm Human Rights Commission and the Friends of the New Ulm Public Library have a special anti-bullying program taking place at the library today. A documentary featuring real stories of students across Minnesota who have experienced bullying will be shown, followed by discussion time with community leaders. The program is suitable for students in grades 7 and up, as well as parents, teachers, and other community members. It begins at 6:30pm at the New Ulm Public Library.