The Creative Coalition and WWE Name October 12 Global be a STAR Day
• Take the official be a STAR pledge;
• Download the be a STAR free anti-bullying teacher’s aide; and/or
• Register for a be a STAR chapter toolkit.
“We're proud to use the voice of the arts to champion what is good for society. And, there's nothing good that bullies bring to society. Entertainment and the arts have a unique and powerful platform that The Creative Coalition and WWE are galvanizing to stand up to bullies,” said Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition and co-founder of be a STAR.
be a STAR materials are designed to encourage everyone to get involved and support the alliance’s mission, which is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness. By taking the pledge, people around the world are vowing to help stop bullying and to support a bully-free environment. Additionally, be a STAR supports educators by providing a free teacher’s aide as a curriculum supplement or as a stand-alone resource to teach children how to treat others equitably and to prevent bullying. The aide, which aligns with National Education Standards, was created by NEA’s Health Information Network and Education Consultant Dr. Fran Prolman. be a STAR also provides toolkits for kids, schools, and communities to create their own be a STAR chapter.
be a STAR is being promoted on WWE’s television programming, digital, social media and print platforms, as well as through The Creative Coalition’s arts and entertainment industry networks. In addition, WWE Superstars and Divas will be in Mexico the week of October 12, visiting local schools and promoting be a STAR to spread the anti-bullying message globally and help put an end to this epidemic. be a STAR alliance members are promoting this day to their members and constituencies.
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About be a STAR Alliance
be a STAR (beastaralliance.org) is an anti-bullying alliance co-founded by The Creative Coalition and WWE. Its mission is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness. be a STAR, which stands for "Show Tolerance And Respect," promotes positive methods of social interaction and encourage people to treat others as equals and with respect because everyone is a star in their own right.
About The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition (www.TheCreativeCoalition.org) is the premiere nonprofit, 501(c)3 nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance.
The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning PSA campaigns. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.
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Dennis St. Rose
The Creative Coalition
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