Thursday Nights at the Museum | The National Day of Silence: LGBTQIA+ Voices in Schools
Kick off your weekend at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park! Each Thursday Night at the Museum will be the most fun, engaging, uplifting, thought-provoking, perspective-shaping night of your week. And there are drinks. Join us starting at 5:30pm for happy hour and pop-up activities, such as brief tours, games, and performances. The main stage comes to life at 6:30pm, light appetizers and drinks are available for purchase until 7:00pm, and the Museum’s exhibits are open until 8:00pm for you to explore!
The National Day of Silence is an annual observance designed to spread awareness about the bullying, harassment, and silencing of individuals who identify as part of LGBTQIA+ communities in schools. Join us the day before the 2023 National Day of Silence to hear teachers and students share their own experiences. Rodney Wilson, the first public school teacher in Missouri to come out publicly in 1994, will share his story, then lead a conversation with current students who have spoken out for themselves and other LGBTQIA+ students.
This program is associated with Gateway to Pride, presented by the William A. Kerr Foundation and AARP St. Louis.