Kinsey, Bullock to discuss bullying education at House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing Wednesday in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29 – As part of House Democrats’ Plan4PA and efforts to facilitate quality schools, state Reps. Stephen Kinsey and Donna Bullock, both D-Phila., will host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to address the bullying pandemic and their House Bill 2009 to require bullying education across all grade levels.

The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6001 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144. The media and public are invited to attend.

Kinsey and Bullock will be joined by members of the House Democratic Policy Committee including Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, to learn how mandating bullying education can help stop bullying and protect students across the state

The current agenda is: 

2 p.m.    Welcome and opening remarks

2:10 p.m. Panel One:

  • Amanda Rice, counselor, and Gesu Justice League Students, Gesu School
  • Pamela Pendleton and Mark Smith, advocates 
  • Melany Nelson, executive director, Northwest Victims Service

2:40 p.m. Panel Two:

  • Victoria Greene, executive director, Every Murder is Real
  • Dr. Claudio Cerullo, founder and CEO, Teach Anti-Bullying, Inc.
  • Anthony Washington, police inspector, Philadelphia Police Department
  • Gaylen Conley, director of Police Operations, School District of Philadelphia

3:20 p.m. Panel Three:

  • Sederia Brown, founder and CEO, Know 2 Bullying Coalition
  • Jeff Templeton, founder and executive director, Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids
  • DeAngelo Harris and Drew Johnson, paralegals, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

3:50 p.m. Closing remarks    

Visit www.planforpa.pahouse.com for additional information about the Plan4PA and www.pahouse.com/policycommittee for Policy Committee materials.