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Friday is Day of Silence in Kalamazoo

April 13, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University and a variety of local organizations will join in observing National Day of Silence with an event at the Wesley Foundation on WMU's main campus from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 16. The event is open to the public free of charge.

National Day of Silence is intended to focus attention on name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools directed toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Since the first events in 1996, the Day of Silence has grown to become one of the largest single student-led actions for any cause, involving thousands of students across the country annually.

The event includes information tables for local organizations and free food. Local slam poets Kinetic Affect will perform at 4:30 p.m.

The Wesley Foundation is located next to the Lee Honors College on WMU's main canpus. The Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center and WMU Office of LBGT Student Services are the principal sponsors.

Visit dayofsilence.org for more information about Day of Silence.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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