Jane Clementi, who lost her son Tyler to suicide after he became the victim of homophobic cyber bullying, will talk about her Tyler Clementi Foundation “Upstander” program as part of the Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series on Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 7:30 pm at Temple B’nai Shalom at 15 Fern Road in East Brunswick.
Clementi will offer personal perspectives to the conversation about bullying and cyberbullying, human rights, families touched by suicide, or bigotry. She will share Tyler’s story and the Foundation’s work to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to be Upstanders in the face of bullying.
“Today, Tyler’s memory lives on every time we recruit another Upstander to stand up to bullying, to offer its victims their support and to treat every individual with dignity and respect, regardless of one’s age, race, nationality, faith, gender identity, sexual orientation or cultural identity,” Jane Clementi said. “I look forward to this special opportunity to present for the Daniel Pearl Education Center, which also does such important work in creating real ‘community’ in our communities.”