On Friday night, the GSA hosted the 'Night of Noise' to help celebrate the end of Ally Week. The fundraiser for GLSEN, a non-profit organization dedicated to championing LGBT issues in K-12, was a huge success raising over $400 with a wide variety of performances including the Unaccompanied Minors, the Step Team and the Spoken Word.
Precluding the triumphant evening event was MKA's participation in Friday's Day of Silence, a national event organized to bring attention to the silence and secrecy that closeted LGBT students face every day for fear of emotional and physical harm. This was the eleventh year that the Upper School has observed the DOS in support of the cause where many students and teachers choose to participate by conducting their day without speaking during school hours. At the end of the school day, Christian Fuscarino, the Executive Director of Garden State Equality and founder of The Pride Network, spoke at MKA's Ally Week assembly to a rapt audience.
To view photos from the night click here.