‘be a STAR’ Co-Founders To Speak At National Press Club

STAMFORD, September 6, 2011 – be a STAR co-founders WWE (NYSE:WWE) and The Creative Coalition (www.TheCreativeCoalition.org) announced today that representatives from the be a STAR alliance (http://beastaralliance.org/) have been invited to address The National Press Club in Washington DC today, September 6 at 2:00 p.m.  The representatives will discuss the topic of bullying, the anti-bullying alliance, its mission, initiatives and goals. Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition, Stephanie McMahon, WWE Executive Vice President of Creative Operations and Development, Corey Johnson, GLAAD Deputy Director of Media Programs and Dr. Fran Prolman, Education Consultant will be the featured speakers.

The mission of be a STAR is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness. be a STAR, which stands for “Show Tolerance And Respect,” will promote positive methods of social interaction and encourage people to treat others as equals and with respect because everyone is a star in their own right.

be a STAR launched on April 29 in Washington DC and unveiled its free anti-bullying Teacher’s Aide, in conjunction with the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN), and Dr. Fran Prolman.  The Aide is designed to promote tolerance and respect with the goal to eradicate bullying from our schools and society.
It aligns with National Education Standards to complement curriculums, and consists of nine lesson plans that teachers can access on the be a STAR website. Additionally, on August 11, be a STAR debuted its school toolkits for students across America encouraging them to start their own ‘be a STAR’ anti-bullying chapter, and join the fight against bullying.

This event is open to National Press Club members, and be a STAR partner organizations.  Please RSVP Directly to Tim Young at the National Press Club timyoungjd@gmail.com

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