Today was a very special panel involving one of our prominent #SPNFAMILY members, Genevieve Padalecki.  She participated in a discussion held by the Pop Culture Hero Coalition about anti-bullying efforts in schools and communities.  This panel got especially cool when legendary Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols joined to panel to give her expertise on the matter.  
 
Nightsky was there for the entire panel to hear this special discussion focused on ending bullying and other forms of hate.  Below is the press release of the panel describing its intent. 

Star Trek Legend Nichelle Nichols Joins SuperheroIRL at Comic-Con  

Celebs from Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica and Buffy Join Civil Rights Icon and Actress 

to End Bullying, Racism & Misogyny

 

Back by popular demand — and in light of recent events — Pop Culture Hero Coalition’s SuperheroIRL initiative is taking San Diego Comic-Con by storm, using stories and celebrities from TV, film and comics to end bullying, racism, misogyny and other forms of hate. 

SuperheroIRL: End Bullying

Saturday, 2 PM • RM 28DE

Captain America knocked out Hitler — and this is SuperheroIRL, knocking out bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBTQIA-bullying, cyberbullying, and other forms of hate. Join Star Trek legend and civil rights icon Nichelle Nichols, Supernatural’s Genevieve PadaleckiBattlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas, Buffy’s Clare Kramer, and Surprise Guests for this intersection of fun and social justice, presented by Pop Culture Hero Coalition. 

Panelists include Coalition Curriculum Director Carrie Goldman (Author, Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of FearDr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Author, Superhero Therapy), Vanèe Matsalia (Black Girl Nerds) and UN Association San Diego President Bettina Hausmann. Coalition Founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek, The Flash) moderates. 

The groundbreaking Coalition works to bring equality and social justice, ending bullying and discrimination in comic-cons, schools and communities. “We love superheroes,” says Masterson. “Why not be one?"

Pop Culture Hero Coalition is the first 501(c)(3) organization to use the phenomenal popularity of TV, film, comics and games for real-life heroism over bullying, racism, misogyny, cyber-bullying, LGBT-bullying, and other forms of hate. The groundbreaking Coalition was founded in 2013; Partners include UNESCO, the United Nations Association San Diego, the NOH8 Campaign, Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media and Random Acts. 

 

UPDATED:  Here are video clips from the panel, taken by Nightsky

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Below are the live tweets of the panel from Nightsky and our good friend Lynn Zubernis at Fangasm SPN: