One Antiracist Action You Can Take Today: Observe The Day Of Silence

One Antiracist Action You Can Take Today: Observe The Day Of Silence

By Sara Schofield
Day Center Senior Program Director

Today, the Day Center program is observing the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) annual Day of Silence. ​​​​​The Day of Silence was started in the 90s by two college students and 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.

Our Day Center youth participated virtually and in-person in several ways including:


  • Participating in a break the silence ceremony and shared the names of trans youth who have lost their lives in the last year. We observed a moment of silence and invited others to share their stories/artwork/poetry, etc.


  • Wearing Day of Silence stickers and bracelets to show support as well as custom t-shirts and masks created by the Day Center’s Assistant Program Director, Chadi Williams.

Tonight at 7 p.m.GLSEN is hosting a virtual Breaking the Silence rally on GLSEN’s Instagram page! Find out more here:


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