In 2010, 14 schools in Mississippi participated in Day of Silence. You can help make that number even larger this year by holding an event at your school, campus, or place of work.
It is particularly important in states like Mississippi to show that involvement in national organizing is happening here. Many school administrators have said that issues like anti-LGBT bullying and harassment do not affect their schools and further their students have no interest in getting involved in these events. Help us record this year’s events by registering your participation and sending us photos from the event and we’ll feature your organization on our site. *We will not use photographs without permission, please include correct contact information.
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Day of Silence is an annual event coordinated by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (or GLSEN). According to GLSEN, “The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students 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.”