University of Wisconsin Oshkosh journalism students are planning, creating and implementing a public relations campaign titled “HumanKIND… It’s in our nature” this semester.
As part of the campaign, a free, “girls night in” will take place at Lourdes Academy on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Girls of all ages are encouraged to attend. The documentary Finding Kind will be shown. The focus of the documentary aims to bring girls together and shares girls’ personal stories of bullying from across the country. Fun, interactive group activities will be held afterward and food from Erbert and Gerbert’s will be provided.
The goal of the students’ campaign is to increase awareness among children and young people of the negative short-term and long-term consequences of bullying, to promote kindness and to engage the community to make positive changes.
“These journalism students are striving to raise awareness about the ramifications of bullying and educate others about how people can be more kind to each other,” said Julie Henderson, professor at UW Oshkosh.
In an effort to help advocate for nonprofit organizations in the community, students have partnered with Community for Hope, a nonprofit organization that supports suicide prevention, intervention and grief support.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.