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Tyler Clementi Foundation Gala Event

By Charlotte Robinson, October 07, 2022

The Tyler Clementi Foundation’s 8th Upstander Legacy Gala takes place Thursday October 20th from 6P to 9P in a new venue Rumi Event Space at 229 W 28th Street in NYC where they will be honoring actor & LGBTQ activist George Takei. This is a festive & fabulous evening dedicated to celebrating their important work to end online & offline bullying. Among the many who are creating safe & inclusive spaces in our nation George Takei is being honored for his activism & contribution to the arts. The Tyler Clementi Foundation is also honoring Warner Bros Discovery & entertainment will be provided by actor & performer Levin Valayil. This is the first time in 3 years the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s Upstander Legacy celebration will return to being an in-person gathering to celebrate those standing up against bullying behaviors in schools, workplaces & faith communities. The Tyler Clementi Foundation was established to honor the memory of Tyler Clementi who was an American student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River at the age of 18 on September 22, 2010 after being bullied for being gay by his college roommate. The org was established to end online & offline bullying with an unique approach of programs promoting pro-active & positive action mixes prevention, remediation & larger systemic change, encouraging individuals & communities to take a stand against bullying. The Tyler Clementi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. There will also be a VIP reception from 5P to 6P followed by the main event. 

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