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  • Title: Day of Silence
    Descriptive info: .. Subscribe to RSS headline updates from:.. Powered by FeedBurner.. Read.. National Day of Silence: The Freedom to Speak (Or Not).. by Lambda Legal to learn about your legal rights to participate in the Day of Silence.. Are you experiencing resistance to your Day of Silence organizing or activities from your school administrators or faculty? If you are a student in a U.. S.. K-12 school and  ...   know!.. Day of Silence on YouTube.. Facebook Share Images.. Copyright 2003-2012 GLSEN, Inc.. , the Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network.. All rights reserved.. Championing LGBT Issues in K-12 Education since 1990.. 90 Broad Street, 2nd Floor.. New York, NY 10004.. Phone: 212-727-0135.. Fax: 212-727-0254.. www.. glsen.. org.. Check out all of our programs:.. Safe Space Kit.. ThinkB4YouSpeak.. Gay-Straight Alliances.. Ally Week.. No Name-Calling Week.. Changing the Game..

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  • Title: Info + Resources
    Descriptive info: About the Day of Silence.. The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.. History.. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.. From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach.. Organizing for Day of Silence.. Organizing a Day of Silence (DOS) activity or event can be a positive tool for change-both personally and community-wide.. By taking a vow of silence, you're making a powerful statement about the important issue of anti-LGBT bullying,and when you organize others to join you that message becomes stronger.. Discover ways of organizing your event here.. Your Rights.. While you DO have a right to participate in the Day of Silence between classes and before and after school, you may NOT have the right to stay silent during instructional time if a teacher requests for you to speak.. According to Lambda Legal, Under the Constitution, public schools must respect students' right to free speech.. The right to speak includes the right not to speak, as well as the right  ...   grow, some people have confused the mission and goals of the Action.. Clear up any misinformation by reading.. Organizing Outline.. Activity Guide.. Breaking the Silence.. Organizing the Countdown.. Addressing the Resistance (English).. Addressing the Resistance (Spanish).. Tips for the Last-minute Organizer.. Speaking Cards (English).. Speaking Cards (Spanish).. Stickers (Color).. Stickers (BW).. Poster.. Pledge.. ACLU Letter.. Freedom to Speak (Or Not).. Educators and Families.. For general inquiries about the Day of Silence or questions about organizing:.. email:.. info@dayofsilence.. call: 212-727-0135.. Need help? Are you experiencing resistance to your Day of Silence?.. Click here to report It! Let us know.. Media + Press Only:.. press@dayofsilence.. These organizations have officially endorsed GLSEN's Days of Action.. Advocates for Youth.. Ali Forney Center.. Athlete Ally.. Brooklyn Community Pride Center.. Campus Pride.. CANDLE.. Center for Artistic Revolution.. CenterLink.. DoSomething.. Fairness West Virginia.. Family Equality Council.. FIERCE.. Gay & Lesbian Youth Services, WNY Inc.. Gay-Straight Alliance Network.. Georgia Equality.. Georgia Safe Schools Coalition.. GLAAD.. Huckleberry Youth Programs.. Illinois Safe Schools Alliance.. It Gets Better Project.. Joplin Gay Lesbian Pride Center.. Kappa Xi Omega Sorority Inc.. LA Pride.. Lambda Legal.. LifeWorks.. The Naming Project.. National Center for Lesbian Rights.. National Youth Pride Services.. NOH8.. Open Arms Youth Project Inc.. Outlet.. PFLAG.. Positive Images.. QueerEugene.. ReachOut USA.. Safe Schools South Florida.. Siouxland Pride Alliance.. Staten Island LGBT Community Center.. Straight But Not Narrow.. The Ally Coalition.. The Center.. The Center Long Beach.. The Queer Program.. The Trevor Project.. Trans Student Equality Resources.. TransFamily.. Windfire.. Youth Outlook.. YouthPride..

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  • Title: Get Involved
    Descriptive info: What will you do to end the silence?.. I,.. will.. tell us what you will do.. Click here to tweet the silence.. Use these images for your facebook, twitter or cell phone wallpaper and spread the word!.. Right click an image to save to your comptuer.. cover photo.. profile picture.. mobile phone background.. mobile phone palm card..

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  • Title: FAQs
    Descriptive info: What is the Day of Silence®?.. What is GLSEN®?.. Why should I register?.. Who started the Day of Silence?.. Has the Day of Silence been successful?.. Why do we need a Day of Silence?.. I'm in middle school.. Can I organize a Day of Silence at my school?.. Do I have a right to participate in the Day of Silence?.. How do the Day of Silence activities affect the school day?.. What other things can I do to create an effective Day of Silence?.. What can I do?.. Can you send my school a packet of materials for the Day of Silence?.. What happens if my school doesn't support the effort?.. Does the work end after the day is over?.. What do you have to say about potential opponents to the Day of Silence?.. I’d like to make a donation, how can I do it?.. What is the Day of Silence?.. 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.. Back to Top.. What is GLSEN?.. GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.. For more information visit.. In order to promote the Day of Silence’s positive impact we need to know how many people participate.. Many critics wish to downplay the number of people who support addressing the problem of anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment but by registering, you are helping us prove this that is an important issue that needs to be addressed.. Register here and be counted!.. In 1996, students at the University of Virginia organized the first Day of Silence in response to a class assignment on non-violent protests with over 150 students participating in this inaugural event.. In 1997, organizers took their effort nationally and nearly 100 colleges and universities participated.. In 2001, GLSEN became the official organizational sponsor for the event.. The Day of Silence 2011 proved to be an exceptional event, reaching students from small town America to the other side of the globe in New Zealand, Singapore, Russia and everywhere in between.. There was also an hour-long special on SiriusXM radio drawing significant attention to the LGBT issues in school and further affirming the Day of Silence as one of the largest student-led actions in the United States.. GLSEN’s.. 2009 National School Climate Survey.. found that nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students report verbal, sexual or physical harassment at school and more than 30% report missing at least a day of school in the past month out of fear for their personal safety.. Moreover, two of the top three reasons students said their peers were most often bullied at school were actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender expression, according to.. From Teasing to Torment: School Climate  ...   way to participate and students are encouraged to take part in the way that is the most positive and uplifting for their school.. Students may also participate in “Breaking the Silence” rallies, events where students come together at the day’s end to express themselves and share their experiences with members of their local communities.. An important part of the Day of Silence is creating educational opportunities before and/or after the event.. Many people will be affected by this event and will want to know more about the silence LGBT people and their allies face.. Good follow-up events include: workshops, speakers, entertainment, or any other venue for evaluation, education and discussion.. Register online.. and we’ll add you to our mailing list to receive resources and support.. GLSEN advises all students to secure school permission for the event.. We believe that such support is critical for many reasons.. We encourage students in those schools where support is unlikely to build campaigns to try and secure that support or work with their administration on compromises of activities the school will allow.. We also encourage students to identify ways to participate outside of the school.. Please refer to:.. Tips for the Last Minute Organizer.. or.. Those Whose Administration Has Said No.. The Day of Silence is one element of a larger effort to create safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.. Many communities, in addition to supporting the Day of Silence, host “Breaking The Silence” events, rallies, legislative lobby days, performances and more – both on the Day of Silence and all year round.. You can get connected to an ongoing national effort by registering your GSA at.. glsen.. gsa.. The issue at hand is the bullying, harassment, name-calling and violence that students see and face in our schools daily.. The Day of Silence is an activity created and led by students to educate their peers and bring an end to this harassment.. We look forward to engaging all organizations and individuals who share The Day of Silence vision of schools free from anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment.. Those who do not support the Day of Silence often protest, but rarely contribute positively to finding ways to end anti-LGBT harassment.. Some individuals and groups may even organize events in response to the Day of Silence, grossly mischaracterizing and/or misunderstanding the basic purpose of the Day of Silence.. However, bringing attention to these events only adds a false credibility to their misinformation about the Day of Silence, GLSEN and the thousands of American students taking action on April 20.. If you face hostile students or organizations in your school on the Day of Silence, remember to remain calm.. We encourage you to not get into a debate, make gestures or get into a physical altercation.. If you continue to be harassed, we encourage you to contact your GSA advisor or other ally school staff person.. Contributions are greatly appreciated.. You can support the Day of Silence by making your donation to the project’s organizer, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).. For more information on how to make a donation visit GLSEN’s website:.. org/donate.. Other questions? Click here and ask the Day of Silence Facebook community!.. Addressing the Resistance..

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  • Title: Report It
    Descriptive info: Report It!.. K-12 school and feel like your rights are not being respected, please fill out this form to let us know! Not sure what your rights are? Please.. click here to read The Freedom to Speak (Or Not).. from Lambda Legal.. PLEASE NOTE: Information is shared with GLSEN and Lambda Legal, and if you provide contact information, Lambda Legal may contact you to follow up.. What is the name of school?.. City and state where school is located:.. Is this a.. public or.. private school?.. Your name:.. Student.. Parent.. Faculty.. GSA Advisor.. Other:.. Your email:.. Your phone:.. Cell.. Work.. Home.. What is your age/grade?.. What is the best time to contact you?.. What is the best way to contact you?.. Email.. Phone.. Please do not contact me.. If requested, we may contact you to ask for more information about your situation.. If you are a student, are your parents/guardians supportive of your Day of Silence participation?.. Yes.. No.. Do you want to speak with someone about your rights?.. Is your Day Of Silence sponsored by a club like a GSA?.. If yes, what is the name of the club?.. What is happening at the school?.. Not allowed to use PA.. Not allowed to put up posters..  ...   Other clubs have handed out flyers for events, but we have been told we can't do it for Day of Silence.. If the answer is yes and your Day of Silence is NOT sponsored by a club, please describe the types of posters that you have seen other students hang up that were not school or club sponsoredor PA announcements that you have heard announced that were not school or club sponsored.. Have you or students in this school been.. threatened with.. some kind of disciplinary procedure?.. If so, what?.. Are you or students in this school.. currently facing.. discipline for participating in a DOS activity?.. Have you or students in this school been told that they will be suspended or have been suspended for their speech activities?.. Is there anything else you want to tell us?.. Do you want a legal organization to send an anonymous letter to the school outlining what you have told us is happening and the school's obligations under the law?.. No.. Contact Me First.. Please be aware that although an advocacy letter would not mention your name, you could be indirectly indentified as the source for the information based on your efforts to participate in DOS.. Sketching Out Bullying.. No-Name Calling Week..

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  • Title: Info + Resources
    Descriptive info: Every year, more and more students participate in the Day of Silence, which began 13 years ago when University of Virginia students wanted to find a way to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment on campus.. As the day’s popularity and exposure have increased, many misperceptions have spread about what the Day of Silence is, why the day exists and what participating in it means.. Here are 4 truths that address common misinformation about the Day of Silence.. The Day of Silence’s purpose is to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment and effective responses.. The goal of the Day of Silence is to make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.. In a Harris Interactive study on bullying, students said two of the top three reasons students are harassed in school are actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender expression.. Additionally, nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment at school.. Students across the country participate in the Day of Silence to bring attention to this problem, let students who experience such bullying know that they are not alone and ask schools to take action to address the problem.. Hundreds of thousands of students of all beliefs, backgrounds and sexual orientations participate in the Day of Silence..  ...   belong to Gay-Straight Alliance student clubs, of which nearly 4,000 are registered with GLSEN.. The first GSA was created by a straight student over 20 years ago, in the fall of 1988.. Day of Silence participants encourage schools to implement proven solutions to address anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment.. Adopt and implement a comprehensive anti-bullying policy that enumerates categories such as race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender expression/identity.. Provide staff trainings to enable school staff to identify and address anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment effectively and in a timely manner.. Support student efforts to address anti-LGBT bullying and harassment on campus, such as the formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance.. Institute age-appropriate, factually accurate and inclusive curricula to help students understand and respect difference within the school community and society as a whole.. The day is a positive educational experience.. The Day of Silence is an opportunity for students to work toward improving school climate for all students.. Many schools allow students’ participation throughout the day.. There is no single way to participate, and students are encouraged to take part in the way that is the most positive and uplifting for their school.. For the latest GLSEN findings about anti-LGBT bullying and harassment and the school experience go to:.. org/research.. Gay Lesbian Youth Services, WNY Inc..

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