District 88 hosts event to support LGBTQ+ students and allies

On April 12, more than 100 students from nine local high schools (including Addison Trail and Willowbrook) participated in a Night of Noise at Willowbrook.

The evening was a culminating event to gather together and “Break the Silence” after participating in the GLSEN Day of Silence, “a nationally recognized student-led demonstration, where LGBTQ+ students and allies throughout the country – and the world – protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ+ people in schools.” For more information, go to https://www.glsen.org/dayofnosilence.

During the Night of Noise, participants enjoyed games, food, music, celebration and camaraderie. The goal is to “bring attention to ways schools and communities can become more inclusive.” Pupils from Willowbrook, Addison Trail and York met via Zoom to plan the festivities.