For the past 17 years, students around the country have been generating awareness for bullying and homophobia in our nation’s schools. By remaining silent on this one day, these students are calling attention to the injustice suffered by LGBTQ youth in and out of school. The effort spans from universities all the way to middle schools with over 8,000 educational institutions participating.
One way participants can speak out while remaining is by posting a selfie to the organization’s Facebook page or on Tumblr and Twitter. Just use the #DayOfSilence tag.
The real test of this day is remaining truly silent. Could you last if put to the challenge? Especially if it was for a cause such as this?
If interested in getting involved, visit DayOfSilence.org.