- Posted October 15, 2010 by
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Bullying in America's schools
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Speaks Out!! -ONLY LOVE
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Speaks Out!! ONLY LOVE CAMPAIGN
A group of student leaders at IUP recently created a campaign and with assistance of many professionals and photographers on campus they are bringing the national spotlight to the IUP’s “ONLY LOVE” campaign. The campaign is designed to encourage acceptance of all people regardless of your personal preferences and/or beliefs. They currently have a gallery on their campus with the photos that were taken and with their permission I have included some of the photos in this article as well. The photos are fantastic. It is amazing to me that so much can be said without even one word being spoken. If you are close to this university then please feel free to go over there and take a look for yourself. J
I am now encouraging each and every reader of this article to look at the photos, think about what you think they mean, and speak out to others about acceptance. With all the tragic stories that have currently come to light about teens being bullied to death because of their choice to be themselves; I think it has become even more imperative that we start speaking out and getting the message out there. These photos do that.
*Note these photographs were taken by Courtney Ra. Permission was granted for this article, however they are not be used for any other purpose than this article without permission of Courtney Ra.
***If you have difficulty seeing all the photos while cnn fixes the problem you can go to: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-503464 to see more of them.