Posted Date: 04/14/2022
I hope you are planning to have a wonderful week off, whether you're traveling or staying put, seeing friends and family or sleeping in, or doing all the things or doing nothing at all! We are already planning to come back with a bang the week of April 25! Get ready for Class Color Wars leading to a rainbow-filled day on Friday for our observation of the National Day of Silence.
The GLSEN Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ students and allies all around the country—and the world—take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools. Started in the mid 90’s by two college students, the Day of Silence has expanded to reach hundreds of thousands of students each year. Every April, students go through the school day without speaking, ending the day with Breaking the Silence rallies and events to share their experiences during the protest and bring attention to ways their schools and communities can become more inclusive.
Dates: Monday, April 25 - Friday, April 29
Theme: My Silence, My Story
MONDAY: Freshmen wear red
TUESDAY: Sophomores wear orange and/or yellow
WEDNESDAY: Juniors wear green
THURSDAY: Seniors wear blue and purple
FRIDAY: All students “wear the rainbow” - any colors in the rainbow or ALL the colors in the rainbow!
Students who choose to participate in the day of silence will be given a pin/sticker and will not speak throughout the entire day. They will be given slips to hand to their teachers explaining why they aren’t speaking in class. Sign up to participate during your lunch wave all week!
Participants are invited to join a rally at 1:30 pm in the CGS Community Room on Friday, April 29 to "break the silence"! We are excited to be working with the student government, GSA, and the Ambassadors to highlight the work we still need to do to help every student feel safe and welcome at school.