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Day of Silence

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The week's events are listed below, and more info can be found here: hope you can join in some of the festivities!!

Monday, March 18, 2013 | 6 p.m.
Gaudete presents 
Hope in the Darkness
A prayer service to mark the beginning of Boston College's observance of the Week of Silence.
School of Theology and Ministry Chapel, 9 Lake Street (Brighton Campus)
All are welcome.

Monday, March 18, 2013| 7:30 PM
GLC presents
The Devotion Project
A series of film documentaries that portrays the lives of several LGBT couples and families, celebrating their commitment and love. Aiming to build a community of role models that the LGBT community currently lacks, the films promote devotion of one individual to another, through learning what it means to love and stay together.
Stokes S195

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 7 p.m.
GLC, AHANA Caucus & Rainbow Alliance present
Allies Around the World
Come learn about the multicultural views of LGBTQ issues. Listen to students, faculty, and staff members talk about how LGBTQ issues and people are viewed from their culture's perspective from around the world. What are the challenges and what would help change negative beliefs and attitudes within different cultures? 
Walsh Function Room

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.
Students for Justice in Palestine and Allies present
Tel Aviv Nightclubs and West Bank Checkpoints: The Politics of Being Fabulous in the Holy Land by Sa'ed Adel Atshan
Sa'ed Adel Atshan comes to Boston College to talk about LGBT rights and sexuality in the Middle East as well as pinkwashing in Israel today. Sa'ed is a PhD candidate in Anthropology and Middle East Studies at Harvard University and a lecturer at Tufts University.
Gasson 305

Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 4:30 p.m.
Allies presents
Day of Silence Kickoff Rally
In preparation for BC's observance of the Day of Silence, students will gather in O'Neill Plaza for a kickoff rally. Student groups will perform, and LGBTQ students, faculty and staff will share powerful testimonies of silence and empowerment. 
O'Neill Plaza

Friday, March 22, 2013 | 4 p.m.
Allies presents
Breaking the Silence
After the Day of Silence, members of the LGBTQ community and its allies will break the silence in the ampitheatre with a symbolic scream!
Stokes Ampitheatre