CHICAGO (March 18, 2016) – The 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, the Pop Culture Hero Coalition stands against bullying, racism, misogyny, cyberbullying, LGBT bullying, and other forms of hate. The Coalition works in schools, comic-cons, and communities.
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 authors and 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).
End Bullying: Becoming a Superhero IRL panel:
Sunday, March 20 • 1:15 – 2:15 pm
South Building, McCormick Place • RM S403
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. Moderated by Coalition Co-Founder Carrie Goldman.
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 consultant Rina Campbell (anti-bullying expert).
Stop by the Coalition’s booth, #531 and write messages of support to kids who are struggling to overcome bullying. At the end of the convention, the messages will be distributed to students who are having a hard time.
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.