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:
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