Friday, April 16th is Day Of Silence (DOS)!
What is DOS? “On the National Day of Silence hundreds of thousands of students nationwide take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” – Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (www.GLSEN.org)
What are we doing for DOS this year? Come to the Teen Room at Copley the afternoon before (Thursday, April 15th @ 3pm) to collect stickers, wrist bands, and PostIt notes explaining why you’ve chosen to take a vow of silence in preparation of DOS. Also in preparation we will have t-shirts for your own designing fun to show off your LGBTQ PRIDE and SUPPORT all day Friday.
On April 16th we will be showing the awesome Broadway Musical (turned movie) RENT at 2pm.
Why have DOS only in schools? Your local teen librarians here at Copley are participating. What about YOU?