Texas A&M University-Kingsville

National Day of Silence Recognized at A&M-Kingsville with March, Rally April 17

KINGSVILLE - April 07, 2009

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361.593.2590

Silent march, rally at 5:30 p.m. around College Hall, show at 7 p.m. at Mesquite Grove

Unity, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) student group of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, in association with Omega Delta Phi and the Women’s Enrichment Program, honor the National Day of Silence Friday, April 17, with a march and rally on campus.

The National Day of Silence is a student-led day of action when concerned students, from middle school to college, take some form of a vow of silence to bring attention to the name-calling, bullying and harassment experienced by LGBT students and their allies.

Participating A&M-Kingsville students are asked to keep speech to a minimum throughout the day. At 5:30 p.m., a Silent March will be held around College Hall, ending with the Breaking the Silence Rally. During the rally, members of the local community will speak on subjects and issues related to the National Day of Silence. Omega Delta Phi will provide free bottled water to participants.

The day continues at Mesquite Grove, where alumnus Alejandro Garza, associate professor adjunct at Austin Community College, will perform a one-man theatrical show with an LGBT theme at 7 p.m. The Women’s Enrichment program will provide the reception.

All activities are free and open to everyone.

For more information, call 361-701-7724.

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