Monday, January 24, 2011

Take Action - No Name Calling Week 2011

Imagine walking into a classroom, locker room or local hangout and being hit with words like “that’s so gay", stupid, no homo, ugly, fat, poor, retarded, fag or dyke. Those words certainly wouldn’t make you feel welcome, safe or secure. Unfortunately, many of our children are being bombarded with these words everyday. According to GLSEN’s 2009 School Climate Survey, 88.9% of students heard “gay” used in a negative way (e.g., “that’s so gay”) frequently or often at school, and 86.5% reported that they felt distressed to some degree by this language. As a former teacher, I can say that name calling has no place in our schools and these words have a lasting affect well into adulthood.

We must remember that ALL forms of name calling, not just against LGBTQ students, must not be tolerated, EVER! In this spirit, PFLAG National is proud to co-sponsor GLSEN’s eighth annual No Name-Calling Week, which takes place on January 24-28, 2011 in thousands of schools nationwide. To better support school communities to stop the name calling, GLSEN has free downloadable resources for students, families and teachers. My favorite are the free lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school teachers highlighting fun and exciting ways to empower students to end to name calling. You can even submit information about your No Name-Calling Week activities, project and events. I also encourage PFLAGers to share your stories with our National Office.

Another innovative aspect of the No Name-Calling Week is the Creative Expression Contest. The contest encourages elementary, middle and high school students to submit essays, poetry, music, original artwork, or other artwork that conveys their experiences and feelings about name-calling, and their ideas for putting a stop to verbal bullying in their schools and communities. This year they have added a new High School category to the contest for short-film submissions that focus on anti-LGBT name-calling and bullying in school. The goal is to have students working on their art pieces during the week as a way to learn about and deal with name-calling and bullying. For more information, entry form and contest guidelines, please visit

Please consider joining PFLAG National and students from across the country in making this annual event a huge success by participating in No Name-Calling Week today!


Viora care said...

The year of 2010, the truth that gucci replica will get extra creaative. The software wedding gowns the country's cutting edge keep an eye on offering- Hublot Your old watches Cal . king Vitality Tourbillon GMT by having a cutting edge your old watches generally known as ""King Your old watches. "" For that matter, this approach cutting edge your old watches mix 's still a fabulous elevated your old watches prada replica even if it consists of 5% platinum eagle for replica handbags uk. For an alternative message, sanctioned fusion about elevated your old watches along with advice about along with white your old watches. The truth that all the gucci replica enterprise is normally getting a cutting edge your old watches model. To make sure you great skills, Hublot isn't really the actual trademark that features cutting edge your old watches the year of 2010. U . k . finest high class keep an eye on designer Lange & Sohne has additionally replica handbags uk most of the Baby Your old watches mix.

Mushtaq ahmed said...

activate hdfc net banking
activate bob mobile banking
activate icici net banking
activate axis bank net banking
activate andhra bank net banking
activate canara bank net banking
activate corporation bank net banking
activate axis bank net banking
activate andhra bank net banking
activate canara bank net banking
activate corporation bank net banking
cheapest cloud hosting 2016
cheapest online classes in india
online degree courses in india
online degree colleges in india
cheap car insurance companies
cheap travel insurance companies
cheap health insurance companies
cheap life insurance companies
cheap cloud hosting 2016
activate syndicate bank net banking
activate central bank net banking
activate dena bank net banking
activate union bank net banking
activate yes bank net banking
activate uco bank net banking
activate obc net banking
activate vijaya bank net banking
activate idbi net banking
activate citi bank net banking
activate bob net banking
activate kotak net banking
activate hdfc mobile banking
activate icici mobile banking
activate axis bank mobile banking
activate andhra bank mobile baking
activate canara bank mobile banking
activate corporation bank mobile banking
activate syndicate bank mobile banking
activate central bank mobile banking
activate dena bank mobile banking
activate union bank mobile banking
activate yes bank mobile banking
activate uco bank mobile banking

Mushtaq ahmed said...

activate obc mobile banking
activate vijaya bank mobile banking
activate idbi mobile banking
activate citi bank mobile banking
activate kotak mobile banking
hdfc net banking
icici net banking
axis net banking
andhra net banking
canara net banking
corporation net banking
syndicate net banking
central bank net banking
dena bank net banking
union bank net banking
yes bank net banking
uco bank net banking
obc net banking
vijaya bank net banking
idbi bank net banking
citi bank net banking
bob net banking
kotak net banking

Mushtaq ahmed said...

open new current account for llp hdfc

Mushtaq ahmed said...

bob corporate banking login