Day of Silence
On Friday September 4, students from The Peer Sexuality Support Group and the Skittles group organised the Day of Silence. This is an important annual social justice event on the Roskill calendar. Participating students tape up their mouth, and take a vow of silence in order to draw attention to the silencing impact of homophobic and transphobic harassment and bullying.
With Whanaungatanga and Manaakitanga being two of our Roskill core values, we strongly believe that all students and staff, irrespective of sexual and gender identity, deserve to be respected and have their dignity kept intact.
Peer Sexuality Leaders Sonam Bagwe and Mackenzie Mariano addressed the staff at the morning briefing to explain the purpose of the day, and thank staff for their support. To the many students who participated: thank you for your courage, and your commitment to social justice and inclusion. With students of your leadership calibre, our future is in good hands.
A huge THANK YOU to all students that had the courage to tape up and take a vow of silence today.
Dignity and inclusion for all humans irrespective of race, religion and sexual or gender identity.
Our future is in good hands with people like you…
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