MBS Observes National Day of Silence

On Friday, April 23, members of the MBS community observed the National Day of Silence in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQIA+ bullying and harassment.

Morristown-Beard's efforts are being organized by Spectrum, a gay-straight alliance club that meets regularly to discuss LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex) topics and organize school-wide events to raise awareness and celebrate the community.

To watch a video about Morristown-Beard School's involvement in the Day of Silence, click here.

During the day, some members of the community took a vow of silence while others wore stickers to show support without being silent.

Founded in 1996 at the University of Virginia, the Day of Silence has become the largest student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Here are some Day of Silence resources:

History of the Day and Statistics:

1.    History of the Day of Silence
2.    Trevor Project National Survey

Allyship:

1.    10 Ways to be an Ally
2.    A Guide to Being an Ally
3.    LGBT 101: An Introduction to the Queer Community

Mental Health Resources:

1.     How LGBTQ students can cope with anxiety and stress during COVID
2.    If you are struggling and want to speak or text with a trained counselor, you can do so here or here.
        a.    Phone (866) 488-7386
        b.    Text START to 678-678


 

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