The “Day of Silence” is a day recognized each April in schools across the country. BCPS recognizes the Day of Silence each year through a District wide Resolution. It 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. 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.
This year’s Day of Silence is April 21st, 2018 – join us by utilizing Day of Silence Guidelines with your students.
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GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network)
GLSEN Day of Silence Website
Safe Space Kit
Think B4 You Speak
No-Name Calling Week
LGBT History Month: How to Teach It Article
Changing the Game