Day of Silence
April 19, 2013
The Day of Silence is a student-led action where concerned students, from middle school to college, take some form of a vow of silence to bring attention to the name-calling, bullying and harassment— in effect, the silencing—experienced by LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) students and their allies.
In 1996, students at the University of Virginia organized the first Day of Silence with over 150 students participating. Today, hundreds of thousands of students from more than 8,000 K-12 schools, colleges and universities organize Day of Silence events. These numbers make the Day of Silence one of the largest student-led actions in the United States. In 2001, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) became the official organizational sponsor and has numerous resources available.
Broward County School’s Resources
See also our related webpages on:
- BCPS’s Anti-Bullying Week
- Choose Peace Stop Violence
- Calender of Observances
- Monthly Character Trait Activities
- National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
- National Youth Violence Prevention Week
- No Name Calling Week
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