We add to this list of resources as often as possible. If you have ideas for other kinds of support literature please send us your suggestions by email:

If you need help using these materials or require assistance for organizing in general, please contact a Jump-Start National Student Leadership Team member.

(The documents on this page come in several different formats. If you are having trouble viewing any of them please read these document notes.)

Ally Week
Dr. MLK Jr. Organizing Weekend
Day of Silence
© Copyright, 1996-2010 GLSEN
(Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)


Tips for the Last Minute Organizer or
for Students Whose Administrations have said "No"

Five simple tips to help last minute organizers and those who are unable to organize a Day of Silence® at their school to plan a smaller activity to support the ideals of ending harassment, discrimination and abuse in schools.
[html] [word] [16k pdf]

Students' Legal Rights:
This quick guide provides general answers to the top questions most often asked about the rights of students to organize a Day of Silence in their school. Developed by the ACLU, Lambda Legal and GLSEN. [67K pdf]
[Updated: 4/3/08]


Resources for Educators and Families

The Education Department of GLSEN has prepared a set of resources to assist educators and parents in their support for the Day of Silence. You can find them
at this link.

Any usage (including viewing, downloading, printing, etc.) of the Day of Silence® "speaking cards" or "flyers" available on this site signifies you have read, understood and agreed to the Resource Usage Agreement.


Organizing Manual
In this manual, you will find
information on everything from fundraising and publicity to the nuts-and-bolts of getting your classmates, teachers and administration on board.

Download Manual »
[391k pdf]


Guidelines for Participants

Students who are participating in Day of Silence activities may also find these guidelines useful:

Guidelines for Participants [PDF]