Journalist Emily Bazelon To Visit SJU

Richard Johnson Center hosts discussion and examination of bullying

Monday, February 18, 2013

by Amanda Sapio ‘13

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 18, 2013) — Teenage bullying has become increasingly prevalent among students with the accessibility of the Internet and social media. Parents and educators are faced with the challenge of controlling this issue every day in schools across America.

The Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence at Saint Joseph’s University will host Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate Magazine and contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the North Lounge of the Campion Student Center. Bazelon will discuss her newest book Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Discovering the Power of Character and Empathy. Scheduled for release on February 19, the book focuses on the devastating consequences of teenage bullying and offers thought-provoking solutions for parents and educators.

Later that day, Bazelon will visit Philadelphia’s High School of the Future (4021 Parkside Ave.) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., to meet with teachers, parents and students from Philadelphia district schools. The Richard Johnson Center worked in collaboration with the Philadelphia School District and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Office of Safe Schools to host the event.

Bazelon grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Yale University in 1993. After completing Yale Law School in 2000, she became editor of the Yale Law Journal. She was nominated for the 2011 Michael Kelly Award, which honors a writer whose work exemplifies “the fearless pursuit and expression of truth.”  She was also a finalist for the 2011 Online Journalism Award from the Gannett Foundation.

Contact Information

Kelly Welsh, Director of Communications for the College of Arts and Sciences, University Communications, 610-660-1385,


Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 152 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to 4,650 traditional undergraduate day students, 700 College of Professional and Liberal Studies adult undergraduates, and 3,600 graduate and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, Saint Joseph's was named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for General Community Service. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

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