The Day of Silence is the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. As an educator, you can support your students' Day of Silence efforts by teaching about this day of action or helping your students organize Day of Silence events in school. Use this guide to learn more about the Day of Silence and how you can support students' efforts.
Inside this guide you will find:
Background information on the Day of Silence
Ideas and tips for supporting your students' Day of Silence participation
A week by week timeline giving you detailed suggestions for Day of Silence preparation
Links to additional resources for the Day of Silence, and for supporting LGBT students
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About The Day of Silence:
Each Day of Silence students across the country will take a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Hundreds of thousands of students take part in this student-led action to educate their schools and communities and to encourage others to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior in schools.
From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach.
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