April 18, 2011
Day of Silence 2011 Goes Global
The Day of Silence 2011 proved to be an exceptional event, reaching students from small town U.S.A. to the other side of the globe in New Zealand, Singapore and Russia, and everywhere in between! There was also widespread media attention around the day’s events, including an hour-long special on SiriusXM’s OutQ station and substantive national and regional coverage, including interviews with DOS participants, some of whom are GLSEN’s very own Student Ambassadors!
Below are some pictures from the Sirius OutQ studio where GLSEN staff and students discussed their role during the Day of Silence and the importance of inclusive and supportive school climates for LGBT students. During the hour-long special hosted by OutQ’s Executive Producer Amber Hall and Jorje Olivares from OutQ News, students were joined by callers Dan Savage from the It Gets Better Project and concerned educators who shared their Day of Silence experiences.
GLSEN Student Ambassador Jesse T. recounts his first encounter with the Day of Silence on Twitter and what it meant to him.
Check out some of the Day of Silence mentions below.
WSCH-TV: “Teens Rally Against Bullying”
Service Members Legal Defense Network:“Another Day of Silence for Service Members & Families”
Advocate.com: “Day of Silence in Tweets”
Southern Poverty Law Center: “Students Show Courage in Face of Injustice on National Day of Silence”
Give a Damn Campaign: “National Day of Silence: April 15, 2011″
Do Something.org: “How to: Participate in National Day of Silence”