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Wednesday Pink Shirt Day

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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.

 

 

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin http://cheryllynnroberts.wordpress.com I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. http://stigmahursteveryone.wordpress.com Namaste!

8 thoughts on “Wednesday Pink Shirt Day

  1. 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.

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    1. 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:)

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      1. 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

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      2. 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.

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