Wednesday, April 9, 2003

"The Day of Silence enables participants to show, in a highly visible way [to] everyone they encounter, that they support LGBT rights. At the same time, it provides a space for personal reflection about the consequences of being silent and silenced, bolstering an inner determination to speak up. The Day of Silence moves the power of these personal experiences to a community-focused effort. It compels us to consider how we can make our own voices stronger and begin to stop silencing ourselves. By taking silence, a tool that traditionally has been used to deprive people of their voice and power, and turning it into an intentional group activity, participants in the Day of Silence truly make a powerful statement of resistance."

--Day of Silence Organizing Manual

Please join us on Wednesday, April 9th, in the Day of Silence at Tufts.

Pick up free copies of "speaking cards," stickers, and more in the Campus Center on Wednesday, or right now at the LGBT Center (located in the Bolles House - on the corner of Talbot Ave & Professors Row).
Then, be quiet all day - give "speaking cards" to your friends, professors, and anyone else you would have spoken to. Remember to be reasonable. If you must speak for some reason that's alright.

Check out the full-page ad [pdf] that ran on the back page of the Tufts Daily April 8th.

Online versions of resources for participants:

bulletSuggestions & Recommendations for Participants
bullet"Speaking Cards"
bulletDay of Silence Stickers

Also be sure to check out our exciting events for the day:

bulletAll Day: Stop by the Mayer Campus Center to pick up speaking cards and information.
bullet6 PM: Join us on the Tisch Library Roof for a rally to break the silence.
bullet8 PM: See Latina lesbian comedian Marga Gomez perform in Barnum 008 (co-sponsored with ALAS).

For more information or questions contact Jonah Keough, or the LGBT Center at (617) 627-3770.

For more information on the national project visit http://www.dayofsilence.org.