Today, Bystander Revolution announced that actress Lily Collins is joining forces with the organization to spread the word about simple acts that can deliver real short and long-term benefits in the fight against bullying. Lily Collins will be joining other speakers and performers, such as Seattle Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll, Apolo Ohno, Kweku Mandela, Laila Ali and others at the KeyArena on Thursday, April 23 for We Day Seattle, an event celebrating 15,000 students passionate about making a positive impact on the world. Lily Collins will be leading We Day’s segment on Social Empowerment and delivering a speech on behalf of Bystander Revolution where she serves as an ambassador.
Bystander Revolution’s website launched one year ago on April 23, 2014 with videos from celebrities, students, and leaders. To coincide with its anniversary, Bystander Revolution is launching a new social media initiative called #standkind, a challenge to spread kindness online in the form of compliments on social media posts.
We Day Seattle marks Lily Collins’ first event as an ambassador for Bystander Revolution. The actress, known for her work in such films as The Blind Side, Mirror Mirror, and Love Rosie, first partnered with the organization by making several videos for Bystander Revolution’s website launch last year. She has since worked with the organization by supporting its social media initiatives and assisting with outreach efforts to help students being targeted by cyberbullying.