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‘Anti-bullying and the Media: One Call, One Cause’- Local man to address Phoebe Prince bullying case at Westfield State


The Westfield State University Department of Communication in partnership with the Guest Lecture Series will host South Hadley resident and advertising executive Darby O’Brien.  O’Brien will present his lecture “Anti-bullying and the Media,” a conversation focusing around the bullying acts that occurred before the widely publicized suicide of South Hadley High School student Phoebe Prince in 2010. The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, February 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Loughman Living Room in Scanlon Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Prior to O’Brien’s public lecture, he will hold two open classroom events: “Creative action through public relations and advertising” from 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and “Branding on the edge for a cause” from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Owl’s Nest in the Ely Campus Center.

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