Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Celebrate Kindness: No-Name Calling Week

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GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network) is celebrating No Name-Calling Week this week. From January 18-22, be sure to keep in mind the power of words. Of course, this is something we should always keep in mind but this is a good week to especially consider the topic and to spread the word to whoever you can! Name-calling is obviously more present in a school setting, but even adults name- call when frustrated with a family member, friend, co-worker, or even a complete stranger!

Check out GLSEN's website if you want to learn more/find various links.

You can also like the No Name-Calling Week profile on Facebook!!

Courtesy of the GLSEN website, I wanted to share how No Name-Calling Week began, since I know a lot of you reading this are fellow book lovers! In the book The Misfits by James Howe, characters in the book create a "No Name-Calling" Day at their school and with that in mind, GLSEN and Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing banded together and created No Name-Calling Week. Pretty cool, huh?! This is just another example of the power of books!

I know the week is almost over, but be sure to share No Name-Calling week with anyone in your life you feel may benefit: children, grandchildren, niece/nephew, students, library patrons, etc.

3 comments:

Karen Blue said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing it. I love that it was started by a book.

Ramona said...

What a lovely concept! See, I always said that books make people smarter :p

Jaclyn Canada said...

Oh wow! Thanks so much for sharing this. I've never heard of No Name-Calling week before, but it's a fantastic idea.