Hawk Talk: Is Day of Silence Effective?

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Hawk Talk: Is Day of Silence Effective?

Maddy Sebastien, Sophomore

Maddy Sebastien, Sophomore

Maddy Sebastien, Sophomore

Maddy Sebastien, Sophomore

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Tam’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club held its annual Day of Silence Event on May 3, honoring those in the LBGTQ community who feel they must keep their identities hidden. Students were invited to wear the purple “Day of Silence” shirts sold by GSA and commit to a full day of not speaking. Below students share their opinions on the day’s effectiveness.

Giancarlo Lobo, Freshman

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Giancarlo Lobo, Freshman

“You can tell who cares about the Gay Straight Alliance by [who’s] not speaking on Friday. It’s definitely a good way to show our support… it really showed us what it’s like to hold in your feelings and emotions.”

Maddy Sebastien, Sophomore

Maddy Sebastien, Sophomore

Maddy Sebastien, Sophomore

“It’s rare to see someone staying silent for the whole day but it’s a great way to raise awareness. It’s effective to see everyone wearing purple and seeing that a lot of people are supporting and participating in rainbow week.”

Jake Davis, Senior

Jake Davis, Senior

Jake Davis, Senior

 

“I don’t know how not talking helps anyone. If you look back in time you don’t see Martin Luther King [Jr.] not talking. Talking made people riled up and made them want to change.”