Service Council is happy to announce that We Are Silent will be taking place at WPGA on Thursday, April 5. A national school initiative started by Free the Children, We Are Silent is a day when students are invited to come to school dressed in black and be silent throughout the day. In doing so, and by pledging a minimum of $10, we show our support for the millions of people around the world who don’t have a voice, such as those disempowered by child labour, child soldier recruiting, and lack of access to clean water and education. We also stand in solidarity with those whose voices go unheard in our community because of discrimination, bullying and persecution.
To participate in We Are Silent, please submit this form. We really encourage students to participate, as being silent for eight hours (or more) is a bold reminder of what it means to be voiceless in this world. The morning of April 5, participating students will vow to be silent for a cause they are most passionate about.
All donations collected on this day will go to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, which provides a safe space and support to over 500 women and children every day in the Downtown Eastside. Support includes outreach, advocacy, wellness, recreation, housing and skills development.
We hope that many students take part in We Are Silent. On April 5, let’s make the halls of the Senior School deafening with our silence and be a voice for others.