For those who don't know, the Day of Silence is, basically, a day where students nationwide choose to remain silent. (You would have never guessed, huh?) Our silence for this day represents the silence that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered persons face on a daily basis because of discrimination and prejudice. If you have a French oral or a Choir thing you have to do, that's acceptable, and you shouldn't let that stand in the way of participating -- just don't talk when it's not required. Nationally the day of Silence is Wednesday, April 13, but because we have state music festival that day, we are holding it tomorrow.
We made T-shirts in our last GSA meeting for the event, but anybody who wants to can participate, with or without a shirt. We have also printed off cards explaining what the Day of Silence represents, that you can safety-pin to your shirt and wear for the day. If anyone is interested in participating, and wants a card and a safety pin, see me (Angelique, the girl in the icon) in Senior Hall during PLC time tomorrow. Since I'll be wearing one of the shirts, I shouldn't be hard to spot.
If you want more info on the project, go to http://www.dayofsilence.org.
(x-posted to eastib)