Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
Friday, April 20, is the Day of Silence, an annual event in which students across the country take a pledge of silence in order to raise awareness for the GLBTQ community. This year will be the second year that Day of Silence is officially recognized by Boston College, and The Heights would like to encourage as many students as possible to participate on Friday, and gather with the BC Allies to break the silence at 4 p.m. in the Quad. Those who do not choose to take the pledge can still contribute to the spirit of the day by respecting their silent peers, and taking the time to reflect upon the issues that many GLBTQ students, and people around the world, still face. Anti-GLBTQ sentiments, not to mention bullying and harassment, are still very prevalent, and understanding these challenges is a meaningful step toward the social justice that BC promotes. It is important for everyone at the University to recognize the Day of Silence as a significant way to show support and respect for the GLBTQ community within and beyond BC.