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No-Name Calling Week

by Anthony,Hannah Katharine last modified Jan 18, 2011 03:29 PM
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When Jan 24, 2011 07:30 PM to
Jan 28, 2011 02:00 PM
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The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) officially kicks off its new services to the campus community January 24 as part of “No Name Calling Week.” 

The BIRT is joining with schools across the country to celebrate “No Name Calling Week” as a way of bringing attention to the issues of bias and bullying.  The event was established nationally by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Network (GLSEN) and aims to raise awareness of all manifestations of harassment.

BIRT was established in 2010 to provide a source of support to those targeted by bias and hate on the U of L campus.  Its goals are to support those who are targeted by hate or bias; refer them to the resources and services available; educate the campus community about the impact of hate and bias; and promote initiatives and new ideas that further a welcoming, bias- and hate-free climate at U of L.  BIRT members include Sharon LaRue, Michael Anthony, Jonathan  Johnson, Brian Buford and Diane Whitlock.  A 24-hour line is available to provide assistance.

To access its services, call 852-BIRT or visit

Campus activities include:

Mon, January 24
7:30 pm
Queen of Sheba, "She is Such a Frenemy" 
Kurz Hall

Tuesday, January 25
Noon – 2p.m.
Free Compliments and Hate-Free Pledges
Student Activities Center Ramp

Wednesday, January 26
International Tea: International Students Discuss Bullying and Hate
Cultural Center

Thursday, January 27
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Pledge Party: Pizza and pledges to support a hate-free campus
Cultural Center 

Friday, January 28
Noon – 2p.m.
Free Compliments and Hate-Free Pledges
Student Activities Center Ramp

Birt Logo_2 copy.jpgNew events are being added every day, including activities on the Health Sciences Center campus.  Check back for updates!



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