The Alliance Club will host Harmony Week, a week to promote diversity through embracing differences among the student body. Members of the club will encourage all students to support each other through a variety of activities. Harmony Week will take place April 18 through April 21, 2017.
Students have many opportunities to demonstrate solidarity and support for each other during Harmony Week. For example, students can join the Paint your Pinky Blue effort by painting their pinky nails with blue nailpolish to support those who have been victims of bullying. On Tuesday of this week, there will be a student led presentation about bullying in the Little Theater. In an effort to continue the message of positivity, students can also use Good Vibes Tickets by giving shout outs to people in the building. A "Good Vibes" poster will be hung in the main hallway during the week for students to display their good vibes messages. In the middle of Harmony Week, there will be a movie night after school open to all students and staff to view Zootopia and discuss the movie’s underlying message of unity, acceptance and diversity.
Harmony Week will conclude on Friday with The Day of Silence. The GLSEN website defines the Day of Silence as a student-led national event organized in thousands of schools, bringing awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence to encourage peers to address the problem of anti-LGBTQ behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ students and those perceived to be LGBTQ. Day of Silence presentations will take place on Thursday in the Little Theater where students will not only explain the Day of Silence, but also discuss its importance and how our student body can participate. Students who sign up beforehand will be able to participate in the Day of Silence on Friday.