DAY OF SILENCE. Sitting in the p79 Office this morning with a mix of students, a few of whom are participating in www.dayofsilence.org. (check website for info). Most aren’t. Some of the things I’ve thought most often about since WHS began to participate in the Day of Silence in 2002.
- Maybe my favorite thing is that this national event was begun by two students at the University of Virginia in 1996 or so. Some students recognized that they could get some people thinking about discrimination and fairness—and they did something about it.
- It’s hard not to speak, which is why it’s worthwhile as personal discipline.
- The metaphor of silence is powerful, as with audre lorde: “my silences have not protected me; yours will not protect you.”
- I’m much more conscious of the language around me when I’m not participating in it as a speaker.
Image = “Plusle and Minun” by Micheru Shinearo (used without permission but with immense appreciation)