Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey Launch Born This Way Foundation in Boston

Harvard hosts event for singer's anti-bullying campaign

Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey Launch Born This Way Foundation in Boston
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February 29, 2012 12:30 PM ET

Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey will appear at an event at Harvard University today celebrating the launch of the pop star's Born This Way Foundation. The launch will be attended by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who will later join 30 Boston public school students for a youth summit on the issue of bullying in schools as part of Gaga's anti-bullying campaign.

Gaga started the Born This Way Foundation last year with her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. "My mother and I have initiated a passion project," Gaga said in a statement in November. "Together we hope to establish a standard of bravery and kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment." The singer visited the White House in December to meet with President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on the topic of bullying.

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