Day of Silence planned for April 15

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GLSEN Silence

GLSEN SilenceA Day-Long Vow of Silence provides support for LGBT students. On April 15, 2011, hundreds of thousands of students around the country will take a vow of silence for a day to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. The National Day of Silence is sponsored locally by GLSEN of Central New Jersey.

GLSEN is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and the Day of Silence is a Tool for Change. Organizing a Day of Silence (DOS) activity event can be a positive tool for change-both personally and community-wide. By taking a vow of silence, you’re making a powerful statement about the important issue of anti-LGBT bullying. When you organize others to join you, that message becomes louder and louder. You can use this attention as a building block in your plans for larger action.

For more information about the National Day of Silence or for resources, tips, advice and materials for conducting one in your school, visit http://www.dayofsilence.org/ .

You can follow the event on Twitter: http://twitter.com/dayofsilence or check out the Day of Silence page on Facebook.

Additional assistance and speakers for Day of Silence events are available by contacting GLSEN Central New Jersey, 609-448-8243, cnj@njglsen.org

GLSEN SilenceA Day-Long Vow of Silence provides support for LGBT students. On April 15, 2011, hundreds of thousands of students around the country will take a vow of silence for a day to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. The National Day of Silence is sponsored locally by GLSEN of Central New Jersey.