Day of Silence

     Published on 4/18/16   Tagged under:    ITC   

ITC celebrated the Day of Silence on April 15th.  The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.
 
ITC students organized several activities throughout the week to raise awareness and encourage participation in the Day of Silence.  Members of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) wrote the morning announcements throughout the week, painted artwork pertaining to LGBT rights (displayed in the library) and handed out small masks to those who want to be silent in solidarity with LGBT people who have not been able to live lives true to who they are in the world.
 
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