Anti-bullying activists Kirk and Laura Smalley will share their story and offer education and tools to address bullying at two events in Omaha.
The Smalleys founded the anti-bullying group Stand for the Silent with a group of Oklahoma high school students after the couple's 11-year-old son committed suicide in 2010, reportedly after years of bullying at school.
Kirk Smalley has been featured in the documentary “Bully,” and he has given his presentation to more than 700,000 people. He also met with President Barack Obama before the Conference on Bullying Prevention in 2011.
The first Omaha talk will be Jan. 21 at Pinewood Elementary, 6717 N. 63rd St., at 6:30 p.m. The second will be Jan. 22 at St. Bernard Catholic School, 3604 N. 65th St., at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. Both events are open to the public.
The Nebraska anti-bullying initiative Nebraska Stand for the Silent will hold its annual event on April 11, said organizer Heather Millard. Students, school groups and youth organizations will soon be able to register at www.nebraskasfts.com.