Hazing News

From Debbie Smith: Press day on Wednesday

Hi Everyone
The press conference is set for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at Ygnacio Valley High School 755 Oak Grove Road, Concord 94518, 925-685-8414 at 11:15am. 
And our work begins…No rest for weary as they say, we are jumping in with both feet.  I have been presented with a wonderful opportunity to help us get started in reaching our objectives that I hope to talk about tomorrow.  I hope you will be able to come out and show your support as we move forward with our goal to bring awareness to hazing and Matt’s Law.
I think that I am still in shock somewhat because I keep wanting to write yet another letter to the Governor asking him to sign Matt’s Law.  I am in awe of what we have accomplished and while I am tired I look forward to the work we are about to begin.  The more people we can reach the more lives we can save in Matt’s Memory.  And so I am hoping that the press will take this opportunity to come out and assist us in reaching as many people as we can as we begin our mission.  
Everyone that has RSVP’s for tomorrow, thank you so much, if more can come that would be so awesome.  Please be sure to wear your RED and Matt Badge if you have one, if not there will be some available.  You may want to try and be there by 10:45am or so and carpool if possible so there will be more parking available for the press.  We will also have RED balloons for everyone to release at the end of the press conference in celebration of the passing of Matt’s Law and in Matt’s Memory.
I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and as always thank you so much for your continued support.
“Hug your children and tell them you love them everyday.”

Debbie, MM

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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