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« on: April 14, 2010 03:34:15 PM »

Day of Silence:
The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Each year the event has grown, and now hundreds of thousands of students participate to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior. 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.


I made a bunch of these little guys for myself, teachers who helped organize and other student organizers.  We just had our last organizing meeting today so I gave them to everyone.  I've had mine on my desk all week and gotten so many questions and comments. 

They're made out of a couple of old shirts that didn't fit right and filled with poly-fill.  The faces are sharpied on.  On the back they each have the date for this year written on.  I also personalized one for a teacher that we refer to as our "Mama Bear" and am personalizing one for a friend to look like her with her tattoo and piercing.  I'll post a picture when I'm done.

This is most of them together on my bed; ignore the mess, I'm in the process of packing for college.


Here they all are in their bag that I brought them to school in.  Kindly ignore my weird toes.


This one's mine.  The only one with lips.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010 04:36:04 PM »

Those are a really great idea!
I think I might make some.
The day of silence is on Friday. I didn't see it in your post, but I thought other people might like to know. Smiley

I didn't participate in this last year very well because I totally forgot until half way through the day. But I supported my friends as well as I could.
Unfortunately, I don't have school on Friday! I wish I did. Then I could make a little buddy to take with me.

Good luck with keeping your mouth shut. I know it's hard. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010 05:12:20 PM »

good idea Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010 06:47:56 PM »

Those are a really great idea!
I think I might make some.
The day of silence is on Friday. I didn't see it in your post, but I thought other people might like to know. Smiley

I didn't participate in this last year very well because I totally forgot until half way through the day. But I supported my friends as well as I could.
Unfortunately, I don't have school on Friday! I wish I did. Then I could make a little buddy to take with me.

Good luck with keeping your mouth shut. I know it's hard. Cheesy

Thanks, I forgot to mention the date.  I've been participating for four years, so I've gotten a lot of practice.  But it's still hard.  If your school will give their blessing you can organize it on a different day, we've done that. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010 07:22:43 AM »

Thank you for posting these. What was the exact date for the day of silence?
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2010 11:20:05 AM »

This year it was April 16.  Next year it will be April 15.
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