EVENT RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
America’s Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. to be Keynote Speaker at Local Huntington Anti-Bullying Event Friday, March 13th
Native Crooner to set singing aside and lend a voice to anti-bullying rally
Huntington, WV – Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the season six winner of NBC television’s “America’s Got Talent” and Logan, WV native, is well known for his singing voice when he steps up to a microphone, but on March 13th at 6:30 pm at First Congregational United Church of Christ (located at 701 5th Avenue in Huntington, WV) he will step up to the microphone for a different reason.
Murphy will be the keynote among an exciting slate of speakers at an event titled ‘Staying Alive: Bullying Stops Here.’ Murphy sees the importance of lending his voice to this topic to make life better for West Virginia students who may suffer bullying at school for any number of reasons and was eager to add his name to this event. “I know what it’s like to be bullied; I went through it myself as a kid, mostly because I was different. I was poor, I was skinny, I had a gap in my teeth, I couldn’t afford the cool shows or cool clothes. But the thing is, being different is what makes us special. I’m honored to be asked to be a part of this event, and to lend Team Landau’s support.”
Along with Murphy, Steve Williams, the Mayor of Huntington, will be present to bring a greeting to the event. Cabell County Superintendent of Schools William Smith will speak and Cora King, Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2015, will lend her voice along with other special speakers and singers.
‘Staying Alive: Bullying Stops Here’ is being sponsored and organized by Gravity, with youth ministries leader James Dismond, to present the event as ‘a community wide rally uniting youth, young adults, parents, and community leaders with resources and education towards anti-bullying.’ Dismond states that he has been impressed with the enthusiastic response to the event and believes this shows how big of a problem bullying is. His hope is that this event will give students necessary resources to cope with bullying while encouraging students, parents, teachers, administrators, and even lawmakers to open up conversation on dealing with the bullying problems that are a very real threat to our children’s education, mental health, and in some cases, even their lives.
‘Staying Alive: Bullying Stops Here’ is free and open to the public and will be followed by a fair and refreshments in Bromley Hall, located in the church basement. Organizations that offer a variety of resources to students will be present with further information. Event attendees are asked to RSVP by visiting www.GravityOutreach.com and filling out the quick and easy attendance form.
For interviews with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., please contact Erika@allenmediastrategies.com or call (703) 589-8960.