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Day of Silence

Reported by john_kelsey@ipsd.org on 4/23/21

Day of Silence on Friday, April 23, 2021

The GLSEN Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ+ students and allies all around the country—and the world—take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ+ people in schools.

Started in the mid-’90s by two college students, the Day of Silence has expanded to reach hundreds of thousands of students each year. Every April, students go through the school day without speaking, ending the day with Breaking the Silence rallies and events to share their experiences during the protest and bring attention to ways their schools and communities can become more inclusive.

Hill's GSA would like to recognize that day in a few ways. Teachers are NOT condoning that students refuse to speak in class during times of participation. Still, they can find appropriate pockets of time to observe a vow of silence during downtime, socialization times in class, or transition times like passing periods. On the bus to and from school is another good option for how students can participate in this movement.

Please wear rainbow or bright colors to

show your support and allyship on Friday!

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