April 15 was National Day of Silence and the Queer, Straight Alliance’s (QSA, formally GSA) from King and Willard middle schools and Berkeley High participated. Longfellow has a daylong plan of activities around a Day of Silence on April 25th. There was a panel discussion at Berkeley High, “Breaking the Silence” with some informative and compelling Q&A, and at Willard classrooms accommodated the silence with note pads so students could communicate, and they ended the day with an all school “Breaking the Silence” ceremony on the playground at the end of the day. Check out photos of both, and a 30 second video of Willard Breaking the Silence. We will add photos from King and Longfellow to the album.
BUSD GSA’s Day of Silence Activities 2016 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/albums/72157666737056610
Willard GSA’s Breaking the Silence Video: https://vimeo.com/163190708