Participate in a Day of Action
Each year, hundreds of thousands of students around the country participate in GLSENís four national Days of Action: the Day of Silence, Ally Week, TransAction! and the Dr. MLK Jr. Organizing Weekend. During these Days of Action, students organize events, hold rallies and take other actions to draw attention to the problem of anti-LGBT bullying in schools.
- Day of Silence: For one day each year hundreds of thousands of students join together in a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. One of the largest student-led actions in the country, the Day of Silence encourages school communities to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior.
- Ally Week: Students and GSAs kick-off each school year with Ally Week, identifying and supporting Allies who are committed to addressing anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) bullying and harassment in their schools.
To find out more about GLSENís national Days of Action, visit www.dayofsilence.org or www.allyweek.org.
GLSEN also supports an annual No Name-Calling Week, a week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an ongoing discussion about ways to eliminate bullying.
To find out more about holding a No Name-Calling Week in your school, and to download valuable resources and materials, visit www.nonamecallingweek.org.