Pop Culture Hero Coalition is making a stand for heroism in real life at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. The first-ever 501(c)(3) organization that uses the phenomenal popularity of TV, film and comics for real-life heroism, Pop Culture Hero Coalition stands against bullying, racism, misogyny, cyber-bullying, LGBT-bullying, and other forms of hate. The Coalition works in schools, comic-Partners include the United Nations Association, the NOH8 Campaign, the Anti-Defamation League, and the International Bullying Prevention Association.
The groundbreaking Coalition was founded in 2013 by actress Chase Masterson (Star Trek, The Flash) with world renowned experts Carrie Goldman (author, Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear; Harper Collins, 2012) and Matt Langdon (Founder, The Hero Construction Company and Hero Roundtable).
C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo)
Sunday, March 20 • 1:15 – 2:15 pm
South Building, McCormick Place • RM S403
End Bullying: Becoming a Superhero IRL
Been bullied? Turn kryptonite into your own personal strength with Pop Culture Hero Coalition’s powerful panel, back by popular demand! Topics: geek, cyber, sexist & LGBT-bullying, and heroism IRL. Learn strategies from celebs & experts, TBA. Moderated by Coalition Co-Founder Carrie Goldman (Author, Harper Collins’ Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear). With Q&A.
C2E2 panel participants include actor Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men), Amnesty International USA’s Ernest Coverson, DC comics writer Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Deadpool, X-Files), journalist Katie Schenkel (The Mary Sue), Dr. Kortney Peagram (Bulldog Solutions), and Rina Campbell (anti-bullying expert).
Goldman is also holding a panel in the Family HQ Stage:
Social Media and Social Conflict: How to Have Healthy Online Interactions
Friday, March 18 • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Join award-winning author Carrie Goldman for a must-attend workshop on how to resolve social conflict without letting it deteriorate into cyberbullying. Topics to be addressed include:
- Using Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and other media in a positive way
- Strategies to manage screen addiction
- Understanding when to take social conflict offline
- Teaching kids how to be educated consumers of sexualized media
Goldman will be available intermittently through the weekend at the Coalition’s booth, #531. Masterson is attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York this week; the Coalition is one of the only media-oriented organizations attending this global event.
Coalition Partners include the United Nations Association, the NOH8 Campaign, the Anti-Defamation League, and the International Bullying Prevention Association.