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Day of Silence 2017 “Universal Acceptance”

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Diversity Council and GSA this year is standing for what we all desperately need, Universal acceptance. This Friday , April 28, 2017, students who choose to, will be spending the day in silence to represent those who have been silenced by bullying.

The silence is to echo the silence which has been caused by bullying of many things including but not limited to religion, race, sex, and life-style. As many know there are voices being silenced daily whether through fear or even suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2015 CDC WISQARS) what the Stroudsburg Diversity Council would like for you to understand is that you donai??i??t have to have malicious intent to hurt or affect someone.

Tolerance is not enough, we need to accept people for who they are and who they choose to be. Acceptance is not tolerance nor will it ever be. This Friday look around and listen for the voices missing throughout your day. Is it enough to end the silence? 

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  1. Sam goehl on April 27th, 2017 7:04 PM

    I agree people should just accept people for who they are. I understand that it may derive from what you were taught or how you were raised but “fear” nor “denial” is gonna solve anything. Educate yourself so you can truly understand the uniqueness from person to person.

  2. Melissa Drummond on November 3rd, 2017 7:48 AM

    People should learn accept each other no matter what the difference is the world needs to end the silence with love and respect no matter what inside of fear. cause love will always win over fear no matter what and we must understand the uniqueness of a person and a difference to learn to accept them.

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