LGBTQ+ Youth and Bullying: Understanding Issues and Addressing Solutions

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Central

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October 13, 2021, is National Stop Bullying Day, a day dedicated to bringing school leaders, students, teachers, and community members together to raise awareness for bullying. Studies have shown that LGBTQ+ youth are at an increased risk of being bullied on school property and online. 

Join Hinshaw and the LAGBAC, Chicago's LGBTQ+ Bar Association as we discuss the impact of bullying of LGBTQ+ youth in schools. This one-hour CLE program will provide an overview of:

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for attorneys and school administrators who are interested in learning more about bullying in schools and its impact on students.

Featured Speakers

Dr. David Schuler
Superintendent of Schools
Township High School District 214

Dr. Rachel Garthe
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Research Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Co-Author, "Dating Violence and Peer Victimization Among Male, Female, Transgender, and Gender-Expansive Youth," Pediatrics, April 2021

Ann Cook-Graver
Supervisory Attorney
US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights 


Laura E. Knittle
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Vincent M. Rizzo 
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

CLE Credit

Attorneys may earn CLE credits by attending Hinshaw’s National Stop Bullying Day Event. All applications are currently pending. Please be aware that CLE credit hours are not guaranteed and may vary from state to state. More CLE information will be forthcoming once it is available.

Should you have any questions regarding CLE, please contact Cari Trevino, Hinshaw's CLE Coordinator.

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Event Partner



To learn more about this event, please contact Erika Melcher.