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Reflections on the Day of Silence

Reflections on the Day of Silence

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In 1996, a group of students at the University of Virginia did a remarkable thing. Assigned a class project on nonviolence, they founded the Day of Silence, a day supporting the LGBTQ community. On this day, they protested the bullying and harassment of LGBTQ students by taking a vow of silence. Throughout the day, the students would hand out “speaking ...

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