Break the Silence

Sage Speaks Out: National Day of Silence

Break the Silence 2010

The Sage Colleges proudly participated in the 2010 National Day of Silence, a day dedicated to the issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and Ally community.

The DOS is one of the largest student-led, peaceful actions in the country, with hundreds of thousands of students, from grade school to college level, participating. Students remain silent throughout the day, to bring attention to the name-calling, bullying and harassment, particularly physical violence and verbal threats, experienced by LGBT students. DOS is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the nation's leading education organization focused on ensuring school safety for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

On Friday, April 16, 2010, Sage College of Albany hosted a number of informative events on education, diversity, same-sex marriage, anti-discrimination and hate crime legislation. Among those community leaders lending their voice to the cause: Senator Neil Breslin (D-NY), WTENs anchor and reporter Steve Ammerman and WAMCs Libby Post.