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FLASH MOB: Come Break Your Silence @ 5pm in Rosa Parks Plaza 04.16.10

Written By: Trey April 14, 2010 One Comment

04.16.10  is the National Day of Silence, and this year we are organizing  a Flash Mob for the first time ever!

On the National Day of Silence, hundreds of thousands of students from all over the country take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools.
Each year the event has grown, and now hundreds of thousands of students participate to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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This year, WE WANT YOU to participate!

Here are the instructions for the Flash Mob on Friday, April 16th:

1. We will meet at the Rosa Parks Plaza located in Downtown Dallas at 5 pm sharp! The Flash Mob will only last from 5 to 10 minutes max so it is very important that everyone shows up on time. By the way, you can arrive earlier if you want (we’ll be there by 4:30pm), but the Flash Mob will not start until 5 pm.

2. At 5 pm, we will cover our mouths with either duct tape, dusk masks, surgical masks, gas masks, bandanas, or whatever you would like to use to make a statement.

3. We will then FREEZE! Meaning, we will NOT move for at least 5 minutes.

4. After the Flash Mob is over, we will head to the West End station with our tape, masks, bandanas, ect. covering our mouths, and we will ride the train all the way to Mockingbird Station.

5. After we arrive to Mockingbird Station, we will all walk together to SMU (which is about 20 minutes), where the Breaking the Silence Party will be held.

6. We will have a blast watching the youth performers, sharing our NDOS experiences at school and work, and dancing the night away, celebrating our bad selves until 9pm at SMU.

Keep in mind that this whole time we will cover our mouths, making an oath of silence, to make a statement about hate speech in our culture. Once we arrive to SMU, we can remove uncover our mouths.

Please try to avoid making signs for the Flash Mob to carry with you that day, this is a FLASH MOB, not a protest. Do, however, feel free to bring National Day of Silence Cards with you to give to people or wear your National Day of Silence Shirts.

Also, on April 15th, which is the day before, at Youth First Texas during BIG GROUP, The Youth Board will be passing out surgical masks that you can bedazzle and decorate for the Flash Mob. We will also be selling National Day of Silence T-shirts that you can wear at the Flash Mob.

We hope everyone can make it to the Flash Mob! Tell your friends, family, the media…heck, tell everyone!

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to contact Vic at v.r.rodriguez@live.com

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