In case you’ve never heard of Day of Silence:
The Day of Silence is a national event, usually held in April, where everyone who participates agrees to not talk for a full day in order to “end the silence of people being bullied because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer”. Night of Noise events are usually held the night of Day of Silence to celebrate making it through a full day without talking, in some places where it is difficult to be “out”, a Night of Noise event is a place to debrief and recover from whatever happened during the day.
I feel that being in a safe environment where you’re learning is so important to a good college experience and I feel that I’m getting that here. I can go anywhere and be myself and never feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. That’s not something I could say for other places.
By Gabrielle Boyle