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Friday, 17 April 2009

DAY OF SILENCE


The Day of Silence is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's annual day of action to protest the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). On this day students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBTQ students and their supporters. This event takes place at college, high school, and middle school campuses. In some cases there are elementary school participants. On the appointed day, students maintain verbal silence either for the entire day or a portion of the day, such as during the lunch break. During their period of silence, participating students may hand out printed cards explaining the nature of their protest. Some school organizers create or purchase pins or stickers to put on lockers and t-shirts. Others dress in all black, with rainbow ribbons or gags to emphasize the cause and their presence. The silence ends with a "breaking the silence" event in which students participate in activism and education. LET US PUT AN END TO BULLYING & HARASSMENT OF LGBTQ PERSONS…

10 comments:

  1. This is a great idea
    Hope it goes well
    I love The Rainbow Conspiracy

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  2. ®‡ø - WE LOVE YOU TOO...ARE YOU JUST FINDING OUT ABOUT US?

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  3. WONDER MAN - SO DO I...

    MISS SHALLOTTE - YEAH IT IS HUH? DON'T KNOW WHY I DIDN'T DO THIS SOONER...

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  4. This sounds like a brilliant idea! When are you planning to do it? If there is enough time, I could propose it to the group which manages the network of Universities in Madrid, and you could have an International bent, this year...

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  5. A powerful & profound way to display a form of non-violent protest.

    One.

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  6. I honestly didn't know all the specifics you laid out here with the dress, etc. Maybe next year all of us bloggers can get together and do something kinda special to take the observance to another level, huh?

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  7. SANYA IN ESPANA - WELL I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS LIKE A FEW WEEKS AGO, BUT I WOULD WELCOME THE INTERNATIONAL TWIST ON IT...

    MOANERPLICITY - YEP IT IS

    COREY - FUNNY YOU SHOULD MENTION DOING THIS NEXT YEAR, I WAS THINKING ABOUT US DOING THIS ON A MONTHLY BASES OR SOMETHING

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