Thomas Inkelaar, founding partner of Inkelaar Law, and a leading anti-bullying lawyer in Nebraska, will be joining concerned citizens to speak at an anti-bullying event on Wednesday October 29th.
Stand for the Silent, a grassroots anti-bullying organization will be hosting an event for families and students at Morton Magnet Middle School in Omaha, Nebraska.
The organization was created in the wake of a tragic suicide by a bullied 11-year-old named Ty Field-Smalley.
Moved to do something in the face of that heartbreaking incident, high school students in the Upward Bound program at Oklahoma State University and the Smalley family worked to create and build Stand for the Silent into a national anti-bullying initiative that has touched the lives of almost a million students since 2010.
Smalley’s parents, Kirk and Laura, have launched a crusade to save as many lives as possible by crisscrossing the country to talk about bullying behavior. On Wednesday night they will be educating parents, children and educators at Morton Middle School.
Thomas Inkelaar, founding partner of Inkelaar Law, has been invited to discuss legal anti-bullying strategies that parents and communities can use to change bullying behavior. Inkelaar is currently representing the family of Frida Aguilera De la Torreafter a brutal bullying attack.
In Frida’s honor, Inkelaar is also spearheading anti-bullying legislation in Nebraska’s legislature known as Frida’s Law. By using the law and holding schools and communities accountable for challenging bullying, Inkelaar hopes to prevent other students from experiencing what Ty and Frida had to deal with.
Parents and families are encouraged to begin arriving at 5 p.m. so that they can explore the food trucks that will be available at the event.
Who: Families with students in grades 5-8
What: Stand for the Silent
Where: Morton Magnet Middle School (4606 Terrace Drive)
When: Wednesday, October 29th at 6 p.m.
Seating: Food trucks and seating will be available at 5 p.m.
Speakers: Kirk Smalley and Thomas Inkelaar
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Morton Magnet Middle School at 402-557-4700.
Inkelaar Law hopes to see as many members of the community come together on October 29th to address what is rapidly becoming a national health crisis.