Thursday, April 15, 2010

15th annual Day of Silence

Tomorrow, April 16, is the 15th annual Day of Silence. Not sure what that is? Here is the description of the day from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
The Day of Silence is the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. On the Day of Silence, students across the country will take a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Hundreds of thousands of students across the country will take part in this student-led action to educate their schools and communities and to encourage others to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior in schools.
Hundreds of thousands. That is a lot of people silently protesting, and I give all who are participating kudos. And while this is a day of silence, I hope that the young people who take part in this day also speak out when they hear someone harassing or bullying or name-calling.

There are tons of ideas and resources available at this two site:
Day of Silence
Day of Silence blog

Here's the image of the poster being used this year:

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