National Day of Silence – April 11

Photo courtesy of : http://www.dayofsilence.org

Photo courtesy of : http://www.dayofsilence.org

Friday, April 11 is National Day of Silence. What is the Day of Silence?

From the Day of Silence website:

The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. For more information visit www.glsen.org (http://www.dayofsilence.org/faqs/)

 

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