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NATIONAL DAY OF SILENCE – Changes Annually

National Day of Silence - Changes Annually

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/)

CELEBRATE

Show your support for National Day of Silence by using #NationalDayofSilence on Social Media to bring awareness to this special day.

HISTORY

National Day of Silence is an “unofficial” holiday.  More information can be found at GLSEN.org.

DATES
April 17, 2015
April 15, 2016
2017 unknown
2018 unknown
2019 unknown

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3 Responses to “NATIONAL DAY OF SILENCE – Changes Annually”

  1. Doc Quinn April 15, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    Silence by: Buddy Quinn (My Father)

    http://docquinn_1.tripod.com/silencesongpage.html

  2. football September 5, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Du – Juan Harris – RB Green Bay Packers Although he hinted that he would
    go back to selling cars in the offseason, I have a feeling that
    Du – Juan Harris will not be on any car lot at the beginning of the 2013 NFL season. ‘The teams,
    the broadcast contract and our showcase games this year are going to generate tremendous excitement about this League and the great
    seasons to come. I guess a handful of suspensions was
    enough to satisfy the NCAA.

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