As Meredith O'Connor fans know of her advocacy as well as her radio-hit songs featured on Teen Nick, MTV, Radio Disney and NBC, many claim her music anti-bullying message has changed and even saved their lives.
Link to full speech for one of her four speeches at the General Assembly Hall with Montessori Model United Nations and the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY
The second world tour will include concerts in NY, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, London, Spain, India,Australia and New Zealand starting September 24th, to be kicked off on September 23rd at the Ibrahim Theater with FSAB. American dates to be listed shortly after. Sign up for Email updates to receive more information. Film Engine UK, Lake Edge Productions, Ilyssa Goodman and 4 Digital Media will be producing 'Playing the Game' based on the life and impact of Meredith O'Connor, starring Garrett Clayton, Addison Rickie to play Meredith as a child and Meredith making the big screen debut portraying Amber Washington. Read more on the exclusive by Arianna Huffington's Thrive (click photo for link)
Meredith O'Connor's anti-bullying movement has impacted policies all over the world as well as the way the music industry approaches the topic today. Meredith O'Connor was recognized as being a leader in the music industry alongside keynotes such as Doris Kearns Goodwin and Salman Khan and more as being leaders in their fields.
"As coordinators of the European Anti-Bullying Network we shared with our European Partners our experience of working directly with Meredith towards empowering students at the school communities. In this context, our intention is to have Meredith serve as one of the Ambassadors of the Network from the United States in order to raise awareness on bullying among school communities in Europe and contribute to our work against the phenomenon on a European scale. Following our experience and common work with Meredith, I fiind her work extremely effective and a good example of reaching out to students and empowering them against bullying and we are looking forward to continuing and enriching this cooperation in the framework of our National and European anti-bullying work and future initiatives.
To Ms. Meredith O'Connor, Anti-Bullying Teen Icon & Celebrity Youth Activist
"In recognition of your life long dedicated service to support anti-bullying by raising awareness of the importance of mental health and well-being for youth in schools, globally. We acknowledge your tireless efforts to promote the rights of children to have safe, protected environments to thrive in with opportunities to receive an education and the critical support they need. You actively inspire youth through your heartfelt original hit songs and presentations to empower them to share their own stories. Your leadership is evident through your ongoing work with groups and schools locally and internationally to end bullying with initiatives that build partnerships for creative and collaborative projects. We stand with you and support your passionate belief that protecting cildren's rights and ending bullying are essential for our sustainable future.
You are an inspiration for us at the United Nations, because you actively, "Turn Your Passions Into Actions For Change""
It seems students today incorporate her music in their everyday life; Ms. Meredith O’Connor’s songs are very important and transforming as they are relatable, genuine, and very sincere in depicting the struggles students face today, especially those who feel alone, troubled, and bullied. Ms. Meredith O’Connor’s songs bring hope and a ray of sunshine to a teen’s life.I personally cannot say enough about Ms. Meredith O’Connor. She is poised, wise, and mature beyond her years. She exudes confidence and a very special spirit of kindness and compassion, which is translated in her song lyrics. As the teachers shared their joy after the concert, one in particular commented, “This was the best Anti-bully Assembly ever!” I believe this was a result of your efforts and especially Ms. O’Connor’s talent as an artist, who through music makes this a better world for our students.Thank you for arranging for Ms. O’Connor’s visit with us today.
With gratitude,Esther Cortes, Counselor M.S. P.P.S.Rosewood Park School,, MUSD ext. 4721 "
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Meredith O'Connor's hit songs Featured on Teen Nick, NBC, MTV and Radio Disney here: including Radio Hit: "Just the Thing"