By: Michelle Carvalho
Tomorrow, April 11, 2014 several Medford high students will be participating in the National Day of Silence. What is the Day of Silence? According to the Day of Silence website, http://www.dayofsilence.org/ the Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.
Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT. Students participating in the event will not be speaking all day but they can chose to speak in class because the movement is geared towards chatting with friends rather with teachers.
If you did not sign up to participate in the event and you would like to contribute you can wear red to support the cause.