Theater, song, dance, video, flash mob—Dearborn students deployed all usable tools Monday night to get one message across: No more bullying in Dearborn.
Dearborn Public Schools and the City of Dearborn joined forces to host the second annual Anti-Bullying Extravaganza at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The event provided a night of entertainment, but with the purpose of showcasing the city and school district's commitment to ending bullying.
The theme of the evening, explained DPS Communications Coordinator David Mustonen, was "to start a chain reaction"—where one act of ending bullying creates another, and another.
Mayor Jack O'Reilly joined the message, adding that we're all different, and that's something to celebrate.
"We need to look at the other person and accept them as they are ... and treat them with respect," O'Reilly said. "That's the way we will have a great community."