Heights High's Gay Student Alliance Participate in Day of Silence
May 4, 2022 -- Heights High's Gay Student Alliance (GSA) club participated in the Day of Silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination against LGBTQ people in schools. They engaged in this silent demonstration by wearing "Day of Silence" stickers which provoked more students to want to participate as well.
Although GSA students were silently protesting, they continued working hard in the classroom by writing notes to communicate answers and ask questions to teachers.
At the end of the day, the GSA students came together to break their silence and share their experiences during the silent protest. They were excited to finally engage in social interactions and learn that they successfully spread awareness to the entire student body.
The GSA club advisor, Maria Francis, said, "Overall, it was a successful day for those that participated."
The Day of Silence was first organized in 1996 by college students who sought to create a nonviolent protest against an issue they believed in. Since then, the Day of Silence protest has expanded to reach millions of students nationally each year. This protest helps to bring awareness and attention to ways schools and communities can become more supportive.
Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2022