FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2017
Contact: Dana Anderson • info@PopCultureHero.org • 1.424.250.8112
#SuperheroIRL: End Bullying! Brings Real Power to NY Comic-Con
TV Stars, Experts Partner for Groundbreaking Work
New York, NY - Celebrities from Star Trek, Supernatural and American Gods are teaming up with national experts to make a stand for bullied kids at NY Comic-Con at the Javits Center this weekend. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.
SuperheroIRL: End Bullying!
Friday Oct 6 • 7 PM • RM 1A01
Captain America knocked out Hitler, and we are SuperheroIRL —
knocking out racism, misogyny, bullying, LGBTQIA-bullying and cyberbullying!
We love superheroes — why not be one?
American Gods’ Rickie Whittle & Pablo Schreiber
Star Trek’s Chase Masterson
Supernatural’s Rachel Miner
Monifa Bandele • VP Moms Rising
Christian Picciolini • Co-Founder, Life After Hate
Dr. Janina Scarlet • Author, Superhero Therapy
The event is created by Pop Culture Hero Coalition, the first 501c3 to use TV, comics and film to make a stand against bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBTQIA-bullying and cyberbullying. The Coalition works in schools, comic-cons and communities, using stories kids find relatable.
“We have been told our work at comic-cons is saving lives,” said Coalition Founder Chase Masterson. “This event provides a forum for us to reach the most vulnerable people attending Comic-Con and remind them that they are not alone, that they have greatness in them, just like the characters they love,” added Co-Founder Carrie Goldman, author of Harper Collins’ award-winning Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear.
Coalition Outreach Partners have included the United Nations Association, the NOH8 Campaign, the Anti-Defamation League, GLSEN, the Trevor Project, the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media and Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.