January 31, 2011

>Take Action for Black History Month in February!


February is Black History Month, an important time to celebrate the contributions of the African American community. As part of GLSEN's Days of Support, we encourage GSA and student organizers to plan activities and events to recognize the importance of the Black community's involvement in the LGBT and safe schools movements. Below are a few things you can do:

Black History Month Heroes

Learn. Throughout February on the Day of Silence Blog we will be recognizing the African American heroes who have made significant contributions to the LGBT and safe schools movement. Keep reading all month long for new additions!

Share. Download the Black History Month Heroes flier by clicking here. It's perfect for sharing! Print off copies and pass them out to members of your GSA, teachers and fellow classmates.

Post. We want to know who your heroes are! If you know an African American person who has contributed to the LGBT and safe schools movement, post about them on the Gay-Straight Alliances Facebook page. You can also tweet your heroes to @DayofSilence using the #GLSENBHM hash tag!

NEW! Sharing Communities GSA Activity Guide

It's easier to achieve success when you work together! For Black History Month we encourage your GSA to partner with your school's African-American student club for a joint learning project. This activity will offer an opportunity for members of your GSA to connect with another community and for another student club to learn more about the community of your GSA! Click here to download.

Join The Conversation

Go to the Gay-Straight Alliances Facebook page and @DayofSilence Twitter (don't forget to use #GLSENBHM) and tell us what you're doing for Black History Month!


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