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!