Pink Shirt Day is coming up in a week! Will you be wearing pink?
The last Wednesday of February is known as Anti-Bullying Day or Pink Shirt Day in Canada. Wednesday, February 23, 2011, will be the fourth annual Pink Shirt Day.
This event originally started as a protest at a high school in Nova Scotia after a male student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. David Shepherd and Travis Price were sympathetic to the boy who was being bullied at their school and organized a high school protest and took a stand against bullying by purchasing and distributing pink t-shirts to all the boys in their school. The bullies were never heard from again.
From there, Christy Clark brought the Pink Shirt Day campaign to British Columbia, Canada and in 2008, Premier of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell, proclaimed February 27 to be the provincial Anti-Bullying Day. “Anti-Bullying Day is a celebration of those who take action to stop bullies in our schools and around the province. It starts with all of us saying bullying is wrong and then standing up for those who become targets. We all benefit when everyone feels safe and secure in their schools, neighbourhoods, and province.” All British Columbia schools have zero tolerance of bullying.
One in four Canadian children are bullied. That is one too many in our opinion! So on Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day, Wednesday, February 23, 2011, we will be proudly wearing pink (and so will our website, BubblesMakeHimSmile.com) to take a stand against bullying and show our support. On Pink Shirt Day we encourage all of you to wear something pink too!
Mark your calendar, one week today, wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere!
Bullying is a major problem in schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. It doesn’t have to be. It shouldn’t be.
Bullying Stops Here.
Thanks for reading,
Bryce, Tanaya, and Daniel
For more information about bullying please visit BullyingCanada.ca.