Today is Pink Shirt Day!
I hope wherever you are in the world today and whatever you have on your calendar that you will wear something pink in support of those who face bullying and discrimination in their day to day lives. What we do makes a difference. The environments that we create in our classrooms, workplaces and families can be nurturing or destructive. I hope you will join me in working towards communities that celebrate diversity.
Flash a smile at someone wearing pink today *:-)
Where’s the power?
This year, Pink Shirt Day is May 18, 2012, and we’re talking about the power we all have to prevent bullying. Everyone has the power to ask for help, the power to change behavior and the power to intervene. What you do makes a difference, so take action: wear a pink shirt on May 18th and start a conversation.
Pink Shirt Day is a national campaign aimed to raise awareness about the power to prevent bullying. Pink Shirt Day aims to reduce bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting the development of positive social relationships. An annual event celebrated throughout New Zealand and the world, Pink Shirt Day aims to create a New Zealand where all people feel safe, valued and respected.
The event began in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2007, when a group of students stood up to defend a kid who was bullied because he was wearing a pink shirt. The students took a stand by all wearing pink shirts to show solidarity, and handing out pink shirts to their classmates.
For more info on the campaign check out Pink Shirt Day and follow the chatter on Facebook!