NATIONAL CULTURE WEEK AND OUR CULTURE SHOCK EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
After careful deliberation over the risks posed by COVID-19, along with the recently declared state of emergency by the State of New York, STOMP Out Bullying has made the difficult decision to postpone our 3rd Annual Culture Shock Event on April 21st.
At this time we don’t know what other cities/states will be quarantined but our primary focus is the health and safety of our students and schools. At best, we don’t know what schools will remain open to watch the livestream.
We are working to reschedule a new date in October. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will update you over the next several weeks with more details about our future date.
Over the coming months, we will be working closely with schools and celebrities to make our National Culture Week and “Culture Shock” event even more impactful.
In the meantime please continue to register in order for you to be an ambassador for the rescheduled event.
National Culture Week™
The focus of this initiative is to spark a conversation among youth about the need to change the culture from one of cruelty to one of kindness and inclusivity. It provides an opportunity for youths to share and learn from each other’s diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences.
Last year STOMP Out Bullying kicked-off the week by hosting a live stream Culture Week Panel discussion facilitated by celebrity influencers from the media, sports, entertainment and social media worlds. over 300,000 students attended the livestream with 275 students live in the audience.
The goal of this panel is to be the catalyst for an online conversation as well as calling on schools and communities throughout the country to not only join the live stream discussion, but to continue the discussion throughout the week.
NY Jets Legend
Actress 'Be More Chill'
Actor 'Ugly Betty'
Actress 'Step Up'
Actor 'Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle'
Registered schools are invited to participate in our livestream Culture Week Panel.
- Students view our livestream panel
- The panel provides a template for types of conversations that we encourage schools to initiate and discuss through Culture Week.
- All participating schools receive a guide for the week
- Registered participants will be emailed additional details about the livestream event, how to connect, the week's guide and influential speakers
In past years, hosts included NYJets legend Tony Richardson and Global Ambassador and honorary Board Member Nick Cannon.
The panels included: Actress Stephanie Hsu. Actor Mark Indelicato, Actress Alyson Stoner, Actor Rohan Chand, Actress Logan Browning, Actress Josie (J.J.) Totah and LGBTQ activist Sarah McBride.
Become a National Culture Week Ambassador and Register Your School For This Livestream Event.
( Registration is for Middle School and High School administrators and faculty only )
As a national culture week ambassador, your school will be recognized on our website. As ambassador and livestream participants, it will be your role to foster communication and the exchange of ideas between students, to build a stronger understanding of the challenges faced by youth of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
As an ambassador you ensure that your school participates in the livestream panel event, as well as fostering ongoing activities throughout the week. Activities can include suggestions from the guide we will offer you, or you can create your own activities.
Register for National Culture Week™ 2020