The Day of Silence is the largest student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
The event brings attention to anti‑LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) name-calling, bullying, and harassment in schools and is a nation wide annual event.
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 and to show solidarity for those who have been a victim of anti-LGBT bullying.
The program illustrates the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.
OutREACH: GSA, which is Cabrini’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance collaborates with the Office of Student Diversity Initiativesto plan Cabrini’s annual Day of Silence each spring semester.
SAMPLE Day of Silence Schedule - April 17, 2015
11AM: Day of Silence Kick-Off Table Student Diversity Office, Widener Center Learn more about Day of Silence and choose to participate. If you are unable to spend the day silent, help spread the word and show your support by wearing a “Vocal Ally” sticker.
12–3PM: Information Tables Founder’s Hall
3:15PM: Symbolic Clothesline Presentation The Commons
4:30PM: Breaking the Silence Together The Commons