April 20, 2012

Day of Silence—April 20th.

Today is Day of Silence.

Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, the event has student participants in every U.S. state, D.C., and over 50 other countries.

As described by GLSEN:

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.

Please support the students in your life who are undertaking this important action today. To sign up, or learn more, visit http://www.dayofsilence.org/

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ValCarruthers Apr 20, 2012 11:09am

Rockin it out, Lorin.

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Lorin Arnold

I’m a university professor, not-that-kind-of-doctor, family and gender communication scholar, spouse, vegan (not a real fur), and mother of six.  I’m a little goofy and a little serious, organized and kind of a mess. In my “spare” time, I teach yin and vinyasa yoga and write The VeganAsana – a blog about yoga and green eating/cooking.  I consider the blog, and my work with elephant journal my little effort to ponder yoga and veganism, and how they intersect, in a way that helps me develop understandings of self, provides information for others, and allows me to rock my creative smarty pants.