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No Name-Calling Week is Jan. 18-22

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Kari Hudnell



Thousands of Educators and Students to “Celebrate Kindness” as Part of GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week

Participants Will Work to End Name-Calling and Bullying in Schools

What:             Launched in 2004, GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week invites educators and students across the country to engage in dialogue about eliminating name-calling and bullying in their communities. Inspired by The Misfits, a young-adult novel about
four friends who campaign for student government on a “no name-calling” platform, the program is part of GLSEN’s efforts to create safe and affirming schools for all K-12 students.

GLSEN, alongside over 60 partner organizations, provides materials and tools for educators to incorporate the theme of “Celebrate Kindness” into their classrooms. Over 13,000 educators have signed on since the program’s founding.

In addition to providing planning guides, lesson plans, and ideas for activities for educators, GLSEN organizes a Creative Expression Exhibit where individuals, schools, and groups can share their efforts and inspire others through poems, stories, essays, drawings, collages, sculptures, songs, videos and more.

For more information about GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week, please visit

When:            January 18 - 22, 2016

Who:              Educators, students and school staff



GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students. Founded in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN's research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit