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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published May 20, 2011

FIRST LADY, GOVERNOR AND LT. GOVERNOR TEAM UP TO PROMOTE BULLYING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WEEK IN MARYLAND



First Lady Judge Katie O’Malley, Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown to participate in events across the state to raise awareness about bullying

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 20, 2011) – NEXT WEEK, First Lady Judge Katie O’Malley, Governor Martin O’Malley, and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will participate in events across the state to encourage schools and communities to stand up against bullying.

The Administration is committed to addressing bullying in Maryland. Yesterday, the First Lady joined with students from Carver Center for the Arts to view and discuss PSAs they created about the effects of bullying. Though Maryland is the seventh state to enact an anti-bullying law that protects all students, there are still many instances of bullying throughout communities and schools. During the 2009-2010 school year in Maryland, a total of 3,318 incidents of bullying were reported, an increase of 2,132 over the previous year.

Last year, the First Lady teamed up with the Maryland State Department of Education to declare Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in May to encourage schools across the state to engage students in events to stress non-tolerance towards bullying. The First Lady also recorded a video for the It Gets Better campaign to give hope to LGBT youth and other young people facing bullying and harassment.


WHAT: Judge O’Malley to appear LIVE on the WBAL TV Morning Show to promote this
year’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

WHEN: Sunday, May 22nd at 9:30 a.m. LIVE Interview

WHERE: WBAL TV Channel 11, check local listings


WHAT: Judge O’Malley to join Dr. Nancy Grasmick and students, educators and staff at Lakeland Elementary School for the official kick-off of Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Maryland

WHEN: Monday, May 23rd at 12:00 noon

WHERE: Lakeland Elementary/Middle School
2921 Stranden Road
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City)


WHAT: Listen Up: Maryland Stands Up Against Bullying forum with WPGC FM and 
CBS Radio. The First Lady to join on-air personalities from WPGC, parents,
students, educators, community leaders, and experts for a discussion live on the air

WHEN: Monday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
LIVE on the air from 7-8 p.m.

WHERE: Quince Orchard High School in the auditorium
15800 Quince Orchard Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD (Montgomery County)
LISTEN LIVE – 95.5 FM


WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to visit an innovative anti-bullying program at Central Middle
School

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25th at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Central Middle School
221 Central Avenue East
Edgewater, MD


WHAT: Governor O’Malley to visit Urbana Middle School, one of the top bullying programs
in the State.

WHEN: Thursday, May 26th at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Urbana Middle School
3511 Pontius Court
Ijamsville, MD (Frederick County)