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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published May 23, 2011

FIRST LADY KATIE O’MALLEY TO KICK-OFF BULLYING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WEEK IN MARYLAND



ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 23, 2011) – TODAY, First Lady Judge Katie O’Malley will join State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Grasmick to officially kick-off Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Maryland.

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.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Judge O’Malley as a guest on Weekend Q&A on the WBAL TV Morning Show

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: TODAY, 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 President Obama’s Special Assistant for Education
Roberto Rodríguez, on-air personalities from WPGC, parents, students, educators,
community leaders, and experts for a discussion live on the air

WHEN: TODAY, 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