Ripped from the headlines, Headlines of Hate, is based on actual bullying events from the last four years. Each of the characters living in New Jersey, Missouri and Oregon, face identity-based bullying and discrimination at their school. Students will learn how to identify this type of bullying, and how they can help in a situation. They are encouraged to report bullying and discrimination and will have the opportunity to take an active bystander role in the talkback through role play scenarios. They will also have the opportunity to submit anonymous questions to be answered by our panel. They are left with the message that accepting everyone as they are, and choosing kindness, can make a huge impact.