Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pink Shirt Day

Below this post is a link to one of the articles about the initial Pink Shirt Day. Two Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia, David Shepherd and Travis Price, heard that a Grade 9 boy had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. These two young men went to a discount store and bought 50 pink shirts to hand out at the school the next day. They went online and encouraged friends to join them in making the school a "sea of pink". They did...and now it has spread across the country.

3 years later, people continue to follow the lead of those bright young men. Firefighters, Police Officers, teachers, schoolkids and many, many people wore pink today and pledged to stop bullying in every form.

Pink Shirt Day inspires all of us to be as creative and courageous as David Shepherd and Travis Price. Without resorting to violence, they sent a clear message that bullying is not acceptable. We cannot allow bullying to continue in the playground or the workplace or online. Every person deserves to be treated with respect - every day of the year.