April 20, marks the 17th National Day of Silence, a day of political action where students across the country take a vow of silence to call attention to the “silencing effect” of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. The Day of Silence (DOS) is the largest student led day of action in the nation, and it has spread internationally to countries such as Russia and Singapore.
On April 19, 2012, Gamma Rho Lambda at University of Houston, in conjunction with other LGBT and allied organizations of University of Houston will be holding a Day of Silence Flash Freeze Mob in front of University of Houston’s MD Anderson Library. Flash mob participants meet at 11:30 am and will freeze at 11:45 am in front of the library while holding signs in support of DOS and equality. The silence of participants represents the voices no longer heard due to bullying and harassment.
Gamma Rho Lambda will have a table located in front of the University Center from 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday, April 19th with free information about DOS plus LGBTQIA and DOS jewelry available for purchase.