Expert on Bias Based Language and Civil Rights Issues Talks to Wells High School Students

Post date: Apr 05, 2013 3:15:37 PM

Brandon Baldwin, a schools and curriculum coordinator for the Civil Rights Team Project for the Maine Attorney General’s Office, spoke to freshmen and sophomores about bullying and the negative effects of speech meant to hurt others at Wells High School on January 24th.

Mr. Baldwin was invited to speak at Wells High School by the school’s Civil Rights Team. His appearance corresponded with National No Name Calling Week, January 21st through January 25th.

“The one hour presentation reminded the audience that our words can have a great impact on others and the way they feel about themselves,” commented WHS Teacher and WHS Civil Rights Team Advisor Nancy Cotty in an e-mail. “The presentation explained what constitutes biased based language that violates the Civil Rights laws here in Maine.”

Cotty wishes to thank the Civil Rights Team for inviting Mr. Baldwin to speak. “This information was well received and will help to make Wells High School a safer, more comfortable place for all,” commented Cotty.

Caption: Brandon Baldwin from the Maine Attorney General’s Office in a submitted photo.