Hudson Valley No Name-Calling Week is part of GLSEN’s annual series of educational activities. NNCW is aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds, and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities. This year, No-Name Calling Week is January 15-20, 2018. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has officially declared the week for Ulster County, and Executive Director Jeff Rindler was mentioned in an article in the Daily Freeman about the new anti-cyber bullying efforts in Ulster County and beyond.


Submissions are now open for the 2018 student art exhibit!

We are seeking creative work on the topics of bullying, harassment, dignity, respect, and compassion. Submissions may include (but are not limited to):

drawings | paintings | sculptures | digital art | essays | poems | songs | photos | video

Deadline: March 1st, 2018

Guidelines for Submission of Art:
1. Submissions are divided into 3 categories:

• pre-K/elementary
• middle school
• high school

2. We accept up to 10 submissions from each school.
3. Please affix label (on back of all work) with name, school & grade level.
4. All 2D work must be matted and ready-to-hang.
5. Contact the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center to arrange drop-off of artwork: call 845-331-5300 or email

Selected works will be exhibited at the FDR Home and Library, March 19 – 24, 2018 9:00am to 5:00pm daily at The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library & Museum. The opening reception will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.