Day honors those silenced

Day of Silence – April 8


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Speak out for others by staying silent.

Ms. Vanessa Walling-Sisi, GSA Adviser

Armijo High School Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is sponsoring the 2022 “Day of Silence” to remember victims of anti-lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual (LGTB) violence. Participants will stay silent Friday, April 8 to remember the voices that have been silenced forever.

A gathering of participants will meet at lunch that day in the annex quad. Students and staff who are interested in participating, can pick up a card and sticker in E-3 on Wednesday, April 6, or Thursday, April 7. Supporters who cannot remain silent may pick up a sticker to show their support also. Ms. Vanessa Walling-Sisi will be giving out materials all day.

Teachers are encouraged to show support by wearing a sticker and pin, but also by understanding why participating students may not be speaking in class. Students, however, are expected to speak if a teacher requires it(i.e. for a presentation or a graded assignment). Students can break their silence out of respect for a teacher’s requirement.