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NATIONAL DAY OF SILENCE – Changes Annually

NATIONAL DAY OF SILENCE – Changes Annually

NATIONAL DAY OF SILENCE

National Day of Silence is a student-led movement to protest bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and those who support them. The Day of Silence brings illustrates to the schools and the colleges how the intimidation, name calling and general bullying has a silencing effect.  Participating students take a day-long vow of silence.

HOW TO OBSERVE

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

HISTORY

As part of a class assignment on non-violent protests, University of Virginia students organized the first Day of Silence 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. 

More information can be found at GLSEN.org.

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