Sage Speaks Out: National Day of Silence

April 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Albany & Troy, NY The Sage Colleges are proud to participate 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, Sage College of Albany will host 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.

The Day of Silence events on the Sage College of Albany campus will include:

Sage Speak OUT Luncheon with Senator Neil Breslin

Kahl Campus Center, Room 224

Noon 1:30 p.m.

LGBT/Diversity Workshop (With Sage, St. Rose and U-Albany Representatives)

Kahl Campus Center, Room 224

1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

GLSEN High School Students Break the Silence Rally

Kahl Campus Center, Gym

4 p.m. 8 p.m.

Commentary with WTENs Steve Ammerman and WAMCS Libby Post, followed by the film, Milk

Opalka Gallery

8 p.m.

For more information, please contact: Vincent Porfirio - 518.292.1753, porfiv@sage.edu or Jill Grebert 518.244.2416, grebej@sage.edu