Here at MHS, we started participating
in the Day of Silence
more than 10 years ago.
We did it so often that we noticed our silence
was sometimes backfiring:
some people took advantage of the day
to be ruder than ever.
In response, we added a crucial component:
We ended each day of silence
with energetic and vociferous proclamations
of our presence, our strength, and our unity.
This year of 2020-2021,
so many of us are silenced every day
by isolation, by quarantine, by distance.
Hopefully, when a new school year begins,
we can meet together in safe spaces once again.
We'll definitely hold a special
Day of Silence
in the Spring of 2022!