NATIONAL DAY OF SILENCE
“The Day of Silence is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) annual day of action to protest the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and their supporters. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students and their supporters.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_Silence)
The first Day of Silence was held at the University of Virginia in 1996. Since then, National Day of Silence has been observed each year in April. Students are encouraged to gain permission from their school before organizing an event for National Day of Silence. (http://www.dayofsilence.org/resources/)
Show your support for National Day of Silence by using #NationalDayofSilence on Social Media to bring awareness to this special day.
National Day of Silence is an “unofficial” holiday. More information can be found at GLSEN.org.
April 17, 2015
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