Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence is the largest single student-led protest towards creating safer schools, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. The first Day of Silence was at the University of Viriginia in 1996, and since then it has expanded to over 8,000 schools nationwide. This is meant to raise awareness about anti-LGBT bullying, harassment, and discrimination.
Being the PEACEFUL nature of this protests, students are encouraged to participate before/after classes, but not during instructional time if a teacher requests for them to speak.
Stay silent for those who no longer speak. Day of Silence 2015 is today, August 17. This peaceful student protest is a display of solidarity against LGBT discrimination and remembering those who took their lives after being harassed for being themselves. Will you join in?