Breaking the Silence
A spin on the National Day of Silence that is celebrated each April, Breaking the Silence is a day of intentional dialogue about the issues that exist within and among LGBTQ communities. Often bias is discussed as occurring solely from outside a community group or oppressed groups do not want to engage in dialogue that is not flattering. Breaking the Silence challenges this and provides space and education on the importance of addressing bias within marginalized populations. Started in 2015, the first Breaking the Silence brought bisexual advocate Robyn Ochs to campus and we discussed the realities of and ways to challenge biphobia and bi-erasure. Each year students select a new topic to investigate.
Please check back soon to learn about this year's topic.