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Morning of Silence

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Giannini has acknowledged Gay Pride Month (April) with a Morning of Silence. We have endeavored to make students more aware of and sensitive to challenges of LGTBQ youth, families and friends and to deepen the impact and understanding of the Morning of Silence for our community.

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"Silence can create change! That’s why every
year hundreds of thousands of students across the world take a vow of silence on a Friday in April. This quiet but powerful student-led action raises awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination."

These slide presentations will give more information about this event, challenges and supports for LGTBQ youth, and pictures of famous people who identify as LGTBQ.

PROCESS AND PROCEDURE FOR THE MORNING

  • Get a participation STICKER in Homeroom
  • Be Silent during the morning & experience the discomfort & frustration of not being able to talk
  • LGTBQ youth are afraid to express who they really are and so remain SILENT.
  • Debrief in the Library at lunch- What were the challenges for you to remain silent?

GLSEN's Day of Silence is a student-led national event organized in thousands of schools, bringing awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBTQ behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ students and those perceived to be LGBTQ.

Giannini has acknowledged Gay Pride Month (April) with assemblies and a Morning of Silence. We have endeavored to make students more aware of and sensitive to challenges of LGTBQ youth, families and friends and to deepen the impact and understanding of the Morning of Silence for our community. From the Day of Silence webpage (http://www.glsen.org/participate/programs/day-of-silence) "Silence can create change! That’s why every year hundreds of thousands of students across the world take a vow of silence on a Friday in April. This quiet but powerful student-led action raises awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination." Faculty, students, and community members can briefly talk as allies or LGTBQ members in support of acceptance. An example would be: "I get very angry (upset) when I hear (a derogatory word) because my best friend (my relative, neighbor, etc) is gay. She/he is a very beautiful person who___________ (job, hobbies, community involvement). PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK. The process for the morning of silence will also be explained. These assemblies will be held by grade level on Thursday, April 7.

Purple Day / Spirit Day

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Purple day Ambassadors

 

Millions wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes 'spirit' on the rainbow flag.

Spirit Day was started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. 

Getting involved is easy -- participants are asked to simply "go purple" on October 17th as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are. 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

CELEBRATE WHAT'S RIGHT WITH THE WORLD

(Under the video screen on left, click on "preview full length video" = 22 minutes)

AIDS QUILT PANEL

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December 1st is WORLD AIDS DAY

December is World AIDS Month.

Resources:

  • Tips about the Quilt (http://www.aidsquilt.org/about.htm)
  • AIDS Quilt (http://www.aidsquilt.org/)
  • Student Resources 
  • Facebook- Become fans of The Quilt. Search for AIDS Memorial Quilt.(https://www.facebook.com/AIDSQuilt)
  • QUILT stories are available on iTunes. This app features a series of 3-minute audio stories. Search on QUILTstories

LGTBQ Support- Website from SFUSD 
(http://www.healthiersf.org/LGBTQ/index.php)

LOVE

Back in 2000, a teenage Fiona Apple fan named Bill Magee decided to approach the singer after a gig and hand her a letter. In it, the 16-year-old spoke of his school's gay-straight alliance — of which he was a member — and asked if she could possibly reply with a sentence or two in its support.
 

LETTER

LGTBQ Websites

  • Also Youth from Saratoga, Florida (http://www.alsoyouth.org): Advocacy, leadership, support, outreach

MALALA YOUSAFZAI

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour will be sitting down with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager nearly killed by Taliban gunmen for advocating that all girls should have the right to go to school.

What would you like to ask Malala?

Post a video question on Instagram using the hashtag #AskMalalaCNN and it could be used in CNN’s special, “The Bravest Girl in the World,” on Oct. 13. Please include your name, age and location in the comments. Deadline: Monday, Oct. 7.

Note: If you aren’t on Instagram, you can upload a question to CNN iReport. Please include the hashtag #AskMalalaCNN.


Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Pakistan, was shot in the head by Taliban assassins in October 2012 because she wanted to go to school. Her story of courage, determination and hope for learning in the face of almost unimaginable odds captured the attention of the world and has inspired a global movement for girls’ education.

In an exclusive television interview with “ABC World News” Anchor Diane Sawyer, Malala describes her passion for learning despite threats from the Taliban and recounts the moments leading up to the assassination attempt on her life and her miraculous recovery.

Sawyer’s interview with Malala will air starting Monday, October 7 on all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” ABCNews.com, Yahoo! and ABC News Radio , leading up to a full-hour, special edition of “20/20″ on Friday, October 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

WATCH PREVIEW

 

SFPD It Gets Better 

http://youtu.be/6RMunYfzlGs

 

Gay Pride It Gets Better Videos (SFPD, Giants and 49ers)

(http://www.healthiersf.org/LGBTQ/index.php)

Captain Nicolle, SF Fire Department

 

Nicholle Fire Person

 

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Rosalind Wiseman, author of Mean Girls

Creating Cultures of Dignity http://rosalindwiseman.com/

Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized author and educator on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice. Her work aims to help parents, educators and young people successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood.

Supervisor Malia Cohen

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On Friday, February 27, Supervisor Malia Cohen spoke to students in the Library. The event was co-sponsored by the Black Student Union and the Diversity Club. Students asked her some very insightful questions from immigration registration of children, to police aggression, youth death, homeless problems, how the SF City government helps the school district, and other topics. She was presented a trophy as a remembrance of her visit to A.P. Giannini Middle School.

GLORIA LYON

Here is an article  from Saturday, May 12 about Gloria Lyon , the holocaust speaker who has done assemblies for APG.

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