Morristown Beard Community Observes National Day of Silence

Morristown Beard Community Observes National Day of Silence

On Friday, April 12, members of the MBS community are observing 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 were 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.

During the day, some members of the community took a vow of silence and wore pins while others wore stickers and dressed in tie dye to show support without being silent.  At the end of the day, members of the MBS community participated in “Breaking the Silence,” a an opportunity to debrief the day and come together to support each other.

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:

  • If you are struggling and want to speak with a trained counselor, you can do so here:
  • Phone: (866) 488-7386
  • Text START to 678-678


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