Please remember to wear your PINK tomorrow in support of Anti Bullying!
Where it all started:
Two senior high school students organized a protest in support of a Grade 9 student at their Nova Scotia high school in 2007.
The boy was targeted by students and bullied because he was wearing a pink polo shirt to school. The two young men heard about the attack and bought 75 pink tank tops at a thrift store and told classmates they were going to hand them out the next day. Word of the plan spread quickly and hundreds of fellow students showed up wearing pink the next day, some head to toe.
That action was the first Pink Shirt Day. Today, millions around the world participate each year in pink days to stand up and speak out against bullying in schools, workplaces and communities.
8 thoughts on “Wednesday Pink Shirt Day”
Reblogged this on martha0stout and commented:
I faced bullying growing up, but it is nothing on the level that I have seen my nieces and nephews face. Support those who face bullying in a way that doesn’t make them flip to become bullies themselves.
I hope there are a lot of people wearing pink tops x
I may have missed this comment…so sorry! I think there were many who spread the word and talked about bullying which is the main purpose …but my pink shirt outgrew me…gotta get me another one:)
Yes it was a while ago but don’t worry I know how busy it can get. I got another call from school today my eldest getting bullied again it’s so horrible I just don’t know what’s wrong with some kids
Oh poor thing. The problem with bullying is that many get so frustrated and powerless including the bystanders, the teachers and staff. Sometimes it’s the bully who needs help…but the victim needs to feel empowered too. Hope things work out soon for your eldest.
…Really wish I had a pink shirt now…
Must get one for next year!
I have to get another one too…just spread the word…that is what Im doing this year:D
Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
It’s Pink Shirt Day today but if you forgot to wear it today, wear it any day and take a stand against Bullying at school, in the community and in the workplace!
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