Respect For All Week will kick off on National No One Eats Alone Day on February 9, a nationwide lunchtime event during which students are encouraged to connect and engage with their peers in order to combat social isolation.Note that all schools are encouraged to participate in this event. And please take part in our Know Your Classmates during the month of October and Call It Out Day on April 27th,thank you.February 12-15, 2018 is Respect For All (RFA) Week in all NYC public schools.During this week, schools have the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing diversity programs and curriculum-based instruction. Schools also have the opportunity to embark upon new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and engage students in meaningful lessons and/or other activities that focus on preventing bias-based harassment, intimidation and/or bullying.
Following are RFA Week suggested daily themes from the NYC DOE Office of Safety and Youth Development. Your school is encouraged to promote acceptance and understanding through theme-based lessons and activities.
Day 1: Bullying 101What is bullying? What is cyberbullying?
Day 2: How to Be an Ally What can you do if you have been a victim or you know someone who has?
Day 3 and 4: Religion. Race. Respect Confronting anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias. Have discussions on race and intersectionality:
Day 5: PrideUnderstanding sexual orientation (LGB) and gender identity/expression (transgender and gender non-conforming).