The Day of Silence 2011

Posted: March 25, 2011 by Ms. Gentile in Uncategorized
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On the National Day of Silence hundreds of thousands of students nationwide take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools.

Question of the Week: Why Silence?

Why silence? Aren’t we trying to fight against silence?

A silent demonstration can be a peaceful way to bring urgent attention to an important issue. Silence as a method of organizing is much different than silence that is coerced or forced through oppressive bullying, harassment and intimidation. A silent demonstration is active, rather than passive, and causes people to pay attention. Silent demonstrations can:

  • Bring attention to an issue and encourage reflection on the issue;
  • Simulate the how others are silenced;
  • Focus the attention on the issue or cause and not the protester;
  • Demonstrate that the demonstrators desire peaceful resolution;
  • Spark discussion and dialogue.

Through your active silence on the Day of Silence you will send a message that bullying and harassment faced by LGBT and ally youth affects you, your school and community.

Participate in any way you can! Be supportive and let’s work together at BLA to end bullying.  Stickers or Ribbons will be going on Sale SOON! Be sure to get them in order to participate and visually show your support!

For more information CLICK HERE to go to the official Day of Silence Website!

THE DAY OF SILENCE: APRIL 15th!

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