Thursday, April 17, 2008

Around the Old Pueblo

Join the LGBT Jewish Inclusion Project for a Passover Seder, Sunday, April 20, 6:00 p.m., Matza, Maror, Showtunes! Celebrate the story of liberation in a unique and fun way. All are welcome-bring a vegetarian dish to share RSVP to Jenny at (520) 577-9393x128 or E-mail

The Day of Silence on April 25, 2008 is a national, annual event held to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. Students and teachers nationwide will observe the day in silence to echo the silence that LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) and ally students face everyday. Day of Silence is one of the largest student-led actions in the country. ( On April 25, participants will not participate in any verbal communication instead handing out "speaking cards" and wearing t-shirts to raise awareness and show solidarity with one another.

Plans for The University of Arizona Day of Silence include:

Wednesday, April 23 - 10:00 a m - 2:00 pm: Information Tabling on the UA Mall, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Eon Infoslam.

Thursday, April 24 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Tabling on the Mall, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Candle-lighting ceremony to remember Lawrence King ( Dr. Stephen Russell will speak at the ceremony.

Friday, April 25, Day of Silence - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Tabling on the mall, Noon-2 pm: Silent lunch (bring your lunch to the table and eat in silence), 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Silent demonstration with community organizations on Campbell & Speedway and 5:00 p.m.: "Breaking the Silence" ceremony at the UA stage on the Mall.

For more information, contact Kat Beck, (630) 326-6320,

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