Mission: Speak Out Against Bullying Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit for social and civic changes to inspire a call to action against bullying/cyber bullying through public advocacy, prevention, and awareness. We have provided education and resources to tens of thousands. Working with our community partners of schools, students, parents, educators, law enforcement, businesses, elected officials, and neighborhood councils, our highly touted public safety program teaches how to identify, prevent and speak out safely about bullying/cyberbullying. We advocate for a safe school campus that is respectful, tolerant and inclusive.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Speak Out Against Bullying Inc. has a shared commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as we carry out our mission. Through our work, we represent all individuals and celebrate intersectionality. We welcome all perspectives, incorporate varying points of view and encourage and work towards environments where all can thrive. As a team, supporting this mission, we choose to provide continued opportunities for growth and a shared commitment to diversity on our board. The collective sum of our differences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, capabilities and talent shapes our shared culture and is an integral part of the success of our organization. Our defined commitments are as follows:
Diversity: Our board is composed of individuals from varying perspectives and points of view and is representative of our commitment to an inclusive environment that we are on a mission to create for all. We are practitioners in our communities, drawing on our skills, talents and perspectives from varying cultural backgrounds strengthening decision-making.
Inclusion: Our shared collaboration is built on a culture of respect, candor and trust, made possible through our commitment to an inclusive environment. We encourage intersectionality; celebrating unique perspectives, identities, and life experiences while servicing the board. All members of the board are equally invested, share power and are responsible for the work of the board and the commitment to our mission.
Equity: As members of our board, we understand systemic inequities and the effects that such have had on our society and have dually and personally experienced those inequities. This understanding and experience has enabled our board to identify and avoid blind spots and deepen the impact of our organization for the public good.
Speak Out Against Bullying Inc. was founded in 2013 by Monica Harmon a Public Safety Advocate for over 30 years.
Ms. Harmon has been a guest speaker on Public Safety issues, bullying, cyberbullying, social media, Safe School Campus and community issues. Speaker engagements include: Public Policy Exchange "Tackling Bullying in California Schools," California Association of Student Council's Youth Action Summit, Special Needs Network Youth Bullying Summit at USC, Fox Studios "Future Professionals", AEG Worldwide "Bring Your Child to Work Day," Riverside Medical Foundation's 1st Annual Anti Bullying Conference.
2018 FBI Los Angeles Field Office 8th Annual Institutes of Higher Education (TARGET) Threat Assessment Regional
Evaluation Team Summer Seminar
2018 Cyber Defense Summit
2017 LAPD Level II Advanced Citizen Police Academy
2017 FBI Los Angeles Field Office 7th Annual Institutes of Higher Education (TARGET) Threat Assessment Regional
Evaluation Team Summer Seminar
Department of Homeland Security's Southern California Community Engagement Roundtable Member
Jewish Federation Los Angeles Safety & Security Conference
Department of Homeland Security’s (NESI) National Education Security Initiative Member 2012-2015
Completion National Training Center for the Award-Winning Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Graduated from U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Citizen Academy
Graduated Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Detective Academy
Panelist with former LAPD Chief William Bratton and Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn topic Community Policing
Graduated Los Angeles Police Department's Citizen Academy
California State Certified Domestic Violence Counselor
Speak Out Against Bullying Inc. has been honored by California Assembly member Miguel Santiago, California Assembly member Mike Gipson, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda Solis, honored with City of Los Angeles Resolution signed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, all Los Angeles City Council members, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin and more. Ms. Harmon is a community organizer, community outreach specialist, community policing advocate, and believes in community engagement and investment.