GLSEN's Days of Action

No Name-Calling Week

January 18-22, 2021

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GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week, (NNCW) is a week organized by K-12 educators and students to end name-calling and bullying in schools. This week shares tools and resources for disrupting anti-LGBTQ+ harassment and bias-based bullying, and invites LGBTQ+ students to assert what they want to be called. 
 
This year NNCW will be January 18-22th, 2021, and the week coincides with the inauguration of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. Navigating the twin pandemics of COVID-19, with its increased isolation and uncertainty, along with the national outcries against anti-Blackness and police brutality since June, we look to this moment in history as a signal for change and hope. As an educator, you can organize a NNCW program at your school to ensure that LGBTQ+ students across the country are #SafeToBe themselves in school and in our country.

How to Participate

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Organize

Are you participating as an individual, in a group or GSA, or as a school? GLSEN has a list of No Name-Calling Week activities to help you organize. Use our student organizingelementary and MS/HS educator guides to make sure everyone in your school is helping LGBTQ+ student feel #SafeToBe.

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Watch and Learn

GLSEN has partnered with Frameline to offer free streaming of their Youth in Motion film: Mr. Navajo, about Zachariah George, a young Two Spirit Navajo, who is actively engaged in indigenizing and decolonizing his community and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights within it. We’ll share links to the film along with the guide to educators and students who take our pledge. 

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Make It Official

Pass a proclamation in your area, and organize signing of this pledge! Show you're against name-calling by sharing the names you want to be called with this sign!

 

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Participate & Create

There are lots of ways to participate in No Name-Calling Week this year, even if you're in an online or hybrid school! That's why we're sharing resources and virtual events for each day of No Name-Calling Week. Check out our Week-Of Agenda for ideas, links, and times to join us for virtual events like our Picture Book StoryTime and #SafeToBe Rally!

And don't forget to put kindness into action by sending some Kindness Grams throughout the week - and beyond!

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Plan

Use our lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school and these 10 actions for elementary and MS/HS educators. Create a plan for each day of NNCW using our Annual Planner.

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Teach

GLSEN has a host of lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school students on the topics of name-calling, bullying, and bias in schools, perfect for the week! Check out our No Name-Calling Week Resources!

 

 

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No Name-Calling Week Partners

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These organizations provide invaluable support for No Name-Calling Week! If your local, state, or national organization is interested in participating, sign up to endorse GLSEN's programs.

● Advocates for Youth
● American Psychological Association
● American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
● Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)
● Bayard Rustin Liberation Initiative
● Center for American Progress
● Center for Disability Rights
● CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
● Clearinghouse on Women's Issues
● COLAGE
● Communities in Schools
● Council of Administrators of Special Education
● EDGE Consulting Partners
● Educators of Excellence
● Equality Federation
● Equality California
● Family Equality
● Feminist Majority Foundation
● Gender Spectrum

● GLAD (GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders)
● LGBTQ Victory Fund & LGBTQ Victory Institute
● Michigan Teacher of the Year Network
● National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
● National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
● National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
● The National Black Justice Coalition
● National Center for Transgender Equality
● National Equality Action Team (NEAT)
● National PTA
● New Leaders
● Next100
● Oasis Legal Services
● PRISM DMV
● Sandy Hook Promise
● Silver State Equality
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
● Teach for America
● The Trevor Project

● GLAD (GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders)
● LGBTQ Victory Fund & LGBTQ Victory Institute
● Michigan Teacher of the Year Network
● National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
● National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
● National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
● The National Black Justice Coalition
● National Center for Transgender Equality
● National Equality Action Team (NEAT)
● National PTA
● New Leaders
● Next100
● Oasis Legal Services
● PRISM DMV
● Sandy Hook Promise
● Silver State Equality
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
● Teach for America
● The Trevor Project

NNCW Lessons & Resources

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Student Action Resources
Policy and Advocacy
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Educator Guides
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Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
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