At the end of 2006, the Victim Solidarity Network for Justice (JSKK), a victim / family of victims of human rights violations, shared with JRK (Humanitarian Volunteer Network) and KontraS to look for alternative activities in the struggle. At a meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, with KontraS and JRK, it was agreed to conduct an activity to survive in the struggle to reveal the truth, seek justice and fight forgiveness. An activity of "Silence" once a week becomes a common choice. Even agreed about the day, place, time, clothes, colors and mascots as a symbol of movement.
The black umbrella is chosen as the mascot, a symbol of protection and firmness of faith. The umbrella is a physical protector of rain and the sun, and black symbolizes the firmness of faith in craving for the strength and protection of the divine.
Thursday, January 18, 2007 is the first day of the Silence Action. It is realized that the state deliberately neglects to various cases of human rights violations, so by doing "Kamisan Action" or also known as "Black Umbrella Action" is an effort to survive in fighting for truth, seeking justice, and against forgetting. In addition, by always sending an open letter to the President, is a political education for the leaders of the nation.