Posts tagged ‘Pink Shirt Day’

February 28, 2012

5th Annual Pink Shirt Day Against Bullying

February 29th marks the 5th year since two Nova Scotia students distributed fifty pink shirts to their classmates to show solidarity for a kid who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. To celebrate and raise awareness kids in British Colombia, Canada  staged a flash mob at the Provincial Legislature.

 

More detailed article on Pink Shirt Day on ACTUP.org

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February 24, 2011

Pink Shirt Day in Canada against bullying.

Canadian school kids observe Pink Shirt Day to raise awareness about bullying. The event started in Nova Scotia in 2007 as a show of solidarity by classmates for a kid who was bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt.  The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported on the event back then.

“Two Nova Scotia students are being praised across North America for the way they turned the tide against the bullies who picked on a fellow student for wearing pink.

The victim — a Grade 9 boy at Central Kings Rural High School in the small community of Cambridge — wore a pink polo shirt on his first day of school.

Bullies harassed the boy, called him a homosexual for wearing pink and threatened to beat him up, students said.

Two Grade 12 students — David Shepherd and Travis Price — heard the news and decided to take action.

“I just figured enough was enough,” said Shepherd.

They went to a nearby discount store and bought 50 pink shirts, including tank tops, to wear to school the next day.”

Read the rest of the story here.

Global TV reported on this year’s observance ( several parts – sorry)

Wonderful that police and firemen are joining in too. Proud of Canada as always.

February 5, 2011

Vancouver school kids send a flash mob message against bullying.

Via  Kenn Orphan

“In honour of International Anti-Bullying Day, two schools came together to create a message of Acceptance and challenge others to use social media as a positive tool. Spread the word!”

For more info on Pink Shirt Day go to their site here.