March 18, 2010
>DOS Question of the Week
>We at GLSEN get a lot of questions about Day of Silence. Each week leading up to DOS we’ll post the answer to a common question about organizing and participating in a Day of Silence event.
I want to do Day of Silence at my school. Should I talk to teachers or the principal beforehand? How do I get permission from my school?
We recommend that students, GSAs and other student groups try to work with their school to obtain the proper permission to hold Day of Silence activities. Participation supported by the school has more impact and makes for a more fun Day of Silence for everyone. Talk early with your school’s administration. Offer the organizing materials from www.dayofsilence.org so they know more about the event. Provide them with your group’s ideas or plan for DOS. This can go a long way to assuring a fun and effective Day of Silence!
If you have a question about the Day of Silence email us at email@example.com.