New partnership combats bullying

May 28, 2015

  

People with disabilities and LGBT folks are teaming up to fight bullying. There are many similarities in why and how people in different groups are bullied, and how to stand up to and overcome it. Eric Jansen's guests on Out in the Bay (7pm Thursday) are Dr. Glenn Motola, CEO of The Arc San Francisco, a learning center for adults with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties; Lance Scott, The Arc's Socialization Program Director and instructor of The Arc's anti-bullying classes; and Gabby Castro, an Arc client, peer leader and spokesperson for disability rights. The Arc's anti-bullying curriculum was inspired in part by workshops at the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center.

 Bevan Dufty, San Francisco's Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (also called San Francisco's "homeless initiatives chief" or "homelessness czar"), is among many of The Arc's LGBT anti-bullying partners. He's pictured here in the short video Bullying Stops With Us!, part of The Arc's anti-bullying campaign.