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Street Harassment and Other Bullying: Ways to help stop it – resources in Spanish and English

Street harassment and other bullying are a serious issue. Among their many negative impacts, they can keep children, teens, and adults, regardless of gender, from using active transportation—biking, walking, skating—as well as discouraging use of buses or other public transit.

As a result, in addition to their impact on personal safety and well-being, street harassment and bullying take away from bicycling and other active transportation’s many benefits—such as improved public health, community building, environment sustainability, and more.

Besides Barbara Coloroso’s bullying work highlighted in this post…

Resources about street harassment include:

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The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander

and other resources for parents and educators from Barbara Coloroso

So many anti-bullying efforts are ineffective. Barbara Coloroso’s work is extraordinary. Below the video, get free bullying materials in Spanish and English, for teens, parents, educators, and others. Visit Coloroso’s website for more info:

An updated and expanded edition of her international bestseller on bullying was published in 2016, The Bully, The Bullied, and The Not-So-Innocent Bystander. press-release-bully-book-2016 Order the book from your public library (e.g., it’s at City of Monterey’s public library), favorite bookstore, or via Coloroso’s website.

Thanks to the Presidio of Monterey Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation for bringing Barbara Coloroso to Monterey County. Thanks also to La Leche League of Monterey for first bringing her work to my attention, when I attended a La Leche League International conference where she was a presenter.

“It is a short walk from bullying to hate crimes to genocide–the most extreme form of bullying,” says Coloroso. Read an excerpt from her book Extraordinary Evil: A Brief History of Genocide…and Why It Mattersextraordinary-evil-complete-handout-2013

Download free bullying materials from Barbara Coloroso:

Visit to order her books, CDs, DVDs or to learn more.

“The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: Breaking the Cycle of Violence”
“Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make it Right: From Toddlers to Teens, Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically”
“Parenting with Wit and Wisdom”

Tots to teens bring joys, and opportunities to help make a better world. 

To support that goal, the Presidio of Monterey Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is providing a special opportunity for all branches of service and the general publicBiking, and driving, directions provided below.
The information below is related to a 2012 event. This post is being left on Bicycling Monterey’s home page because Barbara’s anti-bullying work is exceptionally effective. Contact her for more information.
Also below, a gallery of families biking Monterey County.


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Barbara Coloroso will give free public lectures Aug 17-18, 2012 at Ft Ord.


For a detailed flier, including lecture descriptions, download PDF: ACS_Coloroso Lectures_2012

Lectures by Barbara Coloroso

About Barbara Coloroso

Barbara Coloroso is an international bestselling author and for the past 38 years, an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, nonviolent conflict resolution, and restorative justice.

Ms. Coloroso has appeared on Oprah, NPR, CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN.  She has been featured in the New York Times, Time, US News & World Report, Newsweek, and other national and international publications.

Her books and podcasts are among those selected for the La Leche League International website, and she has appeared at La Leache League International parenting conferences.

Reserve your spot (optional)

Parents, teachers, and others who work with youth–from infants to teens–are encouraged to attend.  For more information, and to reserve a spot, please call (831) 242-7660,  or 242-7960. Friday evening’s lectures were lightly attended, so don’t hesitate to come on Saturday if you haven’t reserved a seat. All are welcome!


The Stilwell Center Ballroom, Building 4260, Gigling Road on Ord Military Community.  Refer to biking tips and driving directions below.

Stilwell Center Ballroom is near the corner of Gigling Road and General Jim Moore Boulevard.

Bike, bike-and-ride, or drive. Just come!

Bike there

Is one parent coming and the other parent, or a friend,  taking care of the kids?  Consider making it a family biking day.  Click here and be inspired by photos of riding in the Fort Ord vicinity.  When you say adios to the person who’s attending the lecture, the kids and the other adult can enjoy miles of Class I (off-road) bike/multi-use path nearby.

You may wish to review the California Bicycle Laws and Personal Safety Tips.  If attending the evening lecture, click here for tips on biking in the dark.

Bike-there direx

Need directional tips for the Stilwell Ballroom and vicinity?  Refer to the California State University Monterey Bay bikeways map, which includes both Spanish and English text.  Download that map below.  Contact CSUMB Transportation Planner Megan Tolbert or contact Mari Lynch if you have questions. (Need the complete Monterey County bike map too? Refer to this site’s maps section,  or just click here.)

Where to park your bike at Stilwell Center

You may park your bike on the patio at the rear of the Stilwell Center.  (There are no bike racks or appropriate poles to lock up your bike.)

How to reach the patio?  When you arrive at the entrance to Stilwell Center (corner of Gigling Rd and Gen Jim Moore Blvd), bike straight about 150 feet.  The entrance to the patio is on the right, past 4-5 storage sheds.

The patio is gated and enclosed.  Please close gate behind you.  If the gate is locked, you may walk your bike through the ballroom to reach the patio.

Download map:

CSUMB Bike Map 27 July 2011 – CMYK


See the bike-and-ride section for tips on taking your bike aboard a Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) bus or personal vehicle.  If taking an MST bus, you may wish to refer to MST #16  route map. Phone MST with specific route questions.

Driving directions

Coming from Monterey

  1. Hwy 1 North
  2. Lightfighter exit
  3. Veer off to the right onto First Avenue
  4. Take a left onto Gigling
  5. Watch for these landmarks:  Stilwell Center is just past the Commisary, which is on the left, and just past the Doe Park Community Center, which is on the right.
  6. 1st stop sign is Comissary; 2nd stop sign is Post Exchange; and 2nd right after that 2nd stop sign is 4260 Gigling, the Stilwell Center.
  7. Stilwell Center is on the corner of Gigling Road and General Jim Moore Boulevard.  There is a marquee sign.
  • Vehicle parking faces Gigling
  • Lectures are in Stilwell Center Ballroom (Building 4260, a light yellow building)




Army community bike rodeo. Experienced local bike community leaders are invited to volunteer for the Porter Youth Center Bike Month rodeo on Fri, May 24, 2014, 3-5 p.m. Mari will be there, and your help is needed too.  Children and teens, ages 5-18, who are registered with the Army’s Child, Youth & School Services will learn bike safety, riding skills, and healthy lifestyle choices. For details, contact Mari.


Previously published 7/26/12.

This post was published on 5 April 2017. One or more changes last made to this post on 24 April 2019.

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