Nominate Your School for Homeroom x Tan France

Have you experienced bullying at school in the past year? Do you wish anti-bullying policies at your school were better enforced? Do you think students and teachers at your school should be having more meaningful conversations around bullying and racism? If so, nominate your school to have an exclusive virtual conversation with TV personality, Emmy-nominated host of Queer Eye, and Act To Change Advisory Council member Tan France! If your school is selected, Tan will lead a workshop on how to create a safer and more inclusive school environment. 

 

If chosen, schools will be able to have 7 students and 1 faculty member (chosen by school leadership) on the virtual visit with Tan France. Finalists will also be featured on Act To Change’s website and be provided resources and recommendations to help combat bullying on campus.

Submission Deadline: June 3rd, 2021

 

Nomination Criteria:

The nominated school must meet the following criteria:

  • The nominated school must be a 6th-12th grade school.
  • The nominated school must be located in the U.S. 
  • A faculty member or school administrator must have given permission for their contact details to be shared and is aware of the nomination form.
  • The nominated school agrees to take the Act To Change pledge to combat bullying and encourage its students to do so as well.
  • The nominated school agrees to sign on Act To Change’s annual Day Against Bullying and Hate on May 18.
  • The nominated school agrees to hold an anti-bullying assembly (virtual or in-person). 

The nominated school agrees to take on two or more of the following actions within this school year:

  • The nominated school agrees to gather BIPOC books from the school library and display it in a public location (virtually or in-person).
  • The nominated school agrees to include a BIPOC book in its curriculum.
  • The nominated school agrees to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
  • The nominated school agrees to a faculty meeting surrounding the question of “What can our school do to prevent bullying and racism?”

 

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About Act To Change

Act To Change (ATC) is dedicated to ending bullying, especially among AAPI youth. It leverages a comprehensive approach spanning programming, partnerships, digital outreach, and policy and advocacy to drive change. ATC originally launched in 2015 as a public awareness campaign under President Obama’s White House Initiative on AAPIs and relaunched as a nonprofit in 2018. In 2019, ATC led the first-ever AAPI Day Against Bullying+Hate and hosted its first youth conference, Strength in Solidarity: Building Communities of Kindness, in LA with actors Punam Patel and Hudson Yang.  In 2020, ATC responded to the increasing incidences of hate against AAPIs amid the COVID19 pandemic by launching a #CovidConvos dialogue series and a second annual AAPI Day Against Bullying + Hate. The virtual program UNITED WE STAND rallied 200 organizations and featured guests including Daniel Dae Kim, Lisa Ling, Tan France, Padma Lakshmi, John Cho, and Kal Penn.