Dear Division 16,
Please watch the video at the link below about how Pink Day got started
February 25, 2015 marks the Day of Pink in British Columbia. It is a day where communities across the province, across the country and across the world can unite to celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop bullying in all its forms.
The International Day of Pink got its start in Nova Scotia when two high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The two students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to stand together by showing up in pink. The result was that an entire school came together to stop homophobic and transphobic bullying.
People wear pink on these days to remember that positive actions make a difference, and each one of us can make positive change to end bullying.
In some schools, all students wear pink on February 25 or watch videos to help us understand how we can stop discrimination and bullying.
For your blog post, think of an original thing that students in our class or our school could do to raise awareness of the “isms” we talked about when Qmunity visited in the fall, or to stop bullying.
This post doesn’t need to be long, but your idea does need to be clear. Who would participate? What would it look like? When would it happen? Why do you think it would be effective or fun?