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GSA Students to Participate in the National Day of Silence on April 8

Wilkes GSA students will participate in the National Day of Silence on Friday, April 8. 

Students interested in participating can pick up a supply kit (consisting of a rainbow mask, sticker, and notecards) on the first floor of the Henry Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, or Friday, April 8.

We will break that silence on Friday, April 22, at our Drag Show (rescheduled from Friday, April 8, due to Spring Fling and Chicago).

“The GLSEN Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ students and allies all around the country—and the world—take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools.

Started in the mid-90s by two college students, the Day of Silence has expanded to reach hundreds of thousands of students each year. Every April, students go through the school day without speaking, ending the day with Breaking the Silence rallies and events to share their experiences during the protest and bring attention to ways their schools and communities can become more inclusive.”—GLSEN

Want to join the GSA? Have questions? Email:

graphic for day of silence featuring rainbow blocks and the text "What will YOU do to break the silence? Wilkes GSA"