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2016-17 Calendar of Schoolboard Observances Dept. Diversity, Prevention & Intervention dept. - HERE
APRIL 21, 2017 - Day of Silence
Day of Silence is a student-led national event organized in thousands of schools, bringing awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBTQ behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ students and those perceived to be LGBTQ.
Apr. 3-7 National Youth Violence Prevention Month - Activities download
March - Women's History Month - Educational resources
FEBRUARY 2017 - Activities
Feb. 13-17 Teen Dating Violence Awareness Prevention & Respect Week
POSTERS "Love is Respect":
JANUARY 2017 - Activities
Jan. 16-20 - Name Calling Week
DECEMBER 2016 - Activities
Dec. 10 Human Rights day
NOVEMBER 2016 Activities and Resources
Anti-Bullying Week - Nov 7 - 11
Learning about the value of diversity, inclusion and tolerance. The more awareness that is created during the anti-bullying week -- and all year round, you are one step closer to putting an end to bullying!
Resources/pledges/posters for toolkit activities:
GO BLUE TO END MEAN
This campaign is inspired by "Mean Stinks" sponsored by Secret Deodorant that was designed to raise awareness of bullying among middle school girls. The campaign challenges everyone to get involved to pledge solidarity to wear blue and standup to bulllying. Activities includes creating a "Wall of Nice" in an area where bullying occurs and the "Blue Pinky Promise". Awareness ribbons and posters are available with registration.
SEPTEMBER 19 - 23 - 2016 PEACE Week in Broward County
Choose Peace/Stop Violence announces the 7th annual Choose Peace Week” celebration. Since 2010, the Choose Peace/Stop Violence initiative has worked with partners, communities and youth to address the greatest threat to the lives of children and adolescents; the terrible reality of youth violence. September kicks off the 2016-17 campaign for schools to explore how to create environments free from bullying and violence, and to spread kindness, build peace, tolerance and positive change.
Imagine Peace Wish Tree Project: a global project inspired by the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Peace tree project featured by the International Peace Palace in The Hague. The wish tree project encourages individuals to reflect and write their personal wishes for peace on white tags and ties them to a tree branch
Go Blue to End Mean a campaign inspired by "Mean Stinks" sponsored by Secret Deodorant that was designed to raise awareness of bullying among middle school girls. The campaign challenges everyone to get involved to pledge solidarity to wear blue and standup to bulllying. Activities includes creating a "Wall of Nice" and the "Blue Pinky Promise" to end bullying.
Peace Pledges for download
According to 2,000 teachers who responded to a Teaching Tolerance survey, the 2016 presidential campaign is: eliciting fear and anxiety among children of color, immigrants and Muslims; emboldening students to mimic the words and tone of the campaign; and disrupting opportunities to teach effectively about political campaigns and civic engagement.