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WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO END THE SILENCE?
Day of Silence - April 13, 2005

Join over 450,000 students at over 4,000 K-12 schools and colleges across the country in this year's Day of Silence! As a student or student club you can register your participation and organizations can be come Organizational Endorsers... all online at:
http://www.dayofsilence.org/.

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From: Student Organizer [mailto:studentorganizing@glsen.org]
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 6:47 PM
To: STUDENT ORGANIZER
Subject: Day of Silence News, Media Contacts Wanted, Talking Points and Product Deadlines!

Welcome to the Student Organizer, a bi-weekly update of News, Info and Resources to help you change the world!
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GLSEN Student Organizing Department
Special Day of Silence Alert - March 25, 2005

SUBSCRIPTION NOTICE: You're receiving this update because you registered online with the Student Organizing Department and/or the Day of Silence, a project of GLSEN.

Hey Day of Silence & GLSEN folks,

Please excuse us for sending more emails than usual lately, as the Day of Silence is only 3 weeks away and we want to ensure you have the most successful event possible.

Did you know that the Day of Silence is the largest single day of action on LGBT issues ever? EVER! You're part of something big, huge even!!! Hundreds of THOUSANDS of students in schools across the country will be taking part this year, so remember - you're not alone!

  1. RESOURCE: DAY OF SILENCE TALKING POINTS
  2. IN THE NEWS: DAY OF SILENCE
  3. DAY OF SILENCE MEDIA CONTACTS WANTED
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1 - RESOURCE: DAY OF SILENCE TALKING POINTS
http://www.dayofsilence.org/downloads/dosptalkingpoints.pdf

Find out answers to these questions and tips on how to talk about the Day of Silence online at:
http://www.dayofsilence.org/downloads/dosptalkingpoints.pdf

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2 - IN THE NEWS: DAY OF SILENCE
http://www.dayofsilence.org/news/news.php

The Day of Silence at Wethersfield High School will not be muted this year.
Advertisement
March 25, 2005 - (Wethersfield Post)

That is, the Board of Education did not take any action regarding the event at its regular meeting on March 22, thereby permitting the Day of Silence to go forward as planned.

The event is an activity organized by the Gay-Straight Alliance - a student-run club that promotes tolerance and safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals (LGBT) - during which participating students (typically 35 or so out of the 1,500 at the high school) do not speak for a full day of class to raise awareness for those who live alternative lifestyles.

Find the entire article linked from:
http://www.dayofsilence.org/news/news.php

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3 - DAY OF SILENCE MEDIA CONTACTS WANTED

Each year GLSEN receives hundreds of calls from reporters--locally, regionally and nationally--looking to give voice to students organizing and taking part in the Day of Silence in schools across the country.

In order for us to meet these reporter's needs, and provide a voice to your organizing efforts, we must have a Media Release on file for each person we refer reporters to.

If you would be interested in being a Media Contact and speaking about your personal Day of Silence organizing efforts in your school and community, please download the following form, complete (and have your parent/guardian complete if you're younger than 18) and either email a signed scanned copy to forms@dayofsilence.org OR fax your signed copy to 212-727-0254 using the below "Fax Cover Sheet".

The Media Release form, as well as a Fax Cover Sheet, can be downloaded as a PDF:

Media Release: http://www.dayofsilence.org/downloads/mediarelease.pdf

Fax Cover Sheet: http://www.dayofsilence.org/downloads/faxcover.pdf

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GLSEN's Student Organizing Department envisions students from all walks of life and student clubs, commonly known as gay-straight alliances (GSAs), organizing to establish more inclusive and safer schools. We support, train, network, activate and provide resources for students and adult allies because we believe in the power of LGBT and ally young people to create change on local, state and national levels.

GLSEN Student Organizing Department
121 West 27th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001
212.727.0135
212.727.0254 (fax)
http://www.glsen.org
http://www.dayofsilence.org

studentorganizing@glsen.org

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GLSEN Student Organizing Department's "Student Organizing Alert & Update" are free email news-services providing student clubs commonly known as gay-straight alliances (GSAs), and Day of Silence organizers with news, resources and information from the http://www.glsen.org, http://www.dayofsilence.org and around the country!

© 2005 - GLSEN

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Visit GLSEN online @ http://www.glsen.org !

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On April 13, 2005, in coordination with the more than 450,000 students from nearly 4,000 schools taking part in GLSEN's National Day of Silence, GLSEN is proud to be launching a new public education campaign, Teach Respect. We will be announcing this campaign tomorrow morning over the newswire.

We want to share details with you in advance about this new Teach Respect campaign and what you can expect to see in the coming months.

This campaign is the result of GLSEN research, regional focus groups with parents & students (which some of our chapter folks, students and donors witnessed or took part in), national polling and consultation with creative and campaign consultants over the last two years. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about the scope of anti-LGBT bias and harassment and its effects on all students - LGBT and straight alike - in America's schools.

On April 13th, we will announce the Teach Respect campaign to a large audience through the media. Initially, much of the campaign will focus on a select group of states that are considering statewide safe schools laws. These currently include Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina and Texas. The campaign will also be featured in select national media outlets.

The campaign consists of several components that will initially include:

These PSAs will be tailored depending on the select media outlet that chooses to run them in order to most effectively speak to the outlet's "audience." As of today, you are able to see the entire portfolio, hear the radio PSAs, view updated resources and download high-resolution print-quality versions of the PSAs for local use.

The Teach Respect campaign is only possible because of the hard work and generous support of our GLSEN staff, board, chapters, student organizers and leaders, volunteers, organizational endorsers, partners and our incredibly generous financial supporters. With continued dedication, we look forward to evaluating the campaign after its initial phase and bringing the Teach Respect campaign to as large an audience as possible - all with an eye toward a world in which every child learns to accept and respect ALL people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Best,

Josh

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Joshua Lamont
Communications Director
GLSEN
jlamont@glsen.org
212-727-0135 x136

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Chris Tuttle
Student Information Systems & Activism Manager, GLSEN
121 West 27th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001
212-727-0135 x134
212-727-0254 (fax)
GLSENchris (aim)
ctuttle@glsen.org
http://www.glsen.org

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WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO END THE SILENCE?
Day of Silence - April 13, 2005

Join over 450,000 students at over 4,000 K-12 schools and colleges across the country in this year's Day of Silence! As a student or student club you can register your participation and organizations can be come Organizational Endorsers... all online at: http://www.dayofsilence.org/.

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