portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article portland metro

Day Of Silence at Wilson High School

Portland's Wilson High School particpated in April 10's national "Day of Silence" as silent protest of hate crimes of all kinds.
Members of Wilson's Gay Straight Alliance (along with members of the Students for Social Justice) participated in the National Day of Silence. The kids did not speak for the entire day in order to accomplish the following:

"Our silence is part of a national movement spreading awareness for and protesting the silence faced by victims of harassment, prejudice, and discrimination."

The students' silence served as a reminder to the school and community that there are people who are forced into anonymity every day. Among the kids' goals were to force people to see each other as individual people.

Amidst the current chaos of the current school year, these students are an inspiration. We can cut funding, but not their spirit.
KARL? 11.Apr.2002 18:05


Karl, is this you? The teacher from Wilson High? This is Troy. I knew your wife at PSU, and I went to Wilson. E-mail me at  Bobfett33@AOL.com!