Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day of Pink

Last week on April 11th, many people recognized "Day of Pink", an international day against bullying and discrimination, and for inclusiveness.

The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bulling. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive  wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school stopped homophobic & transphobic bullying. 
The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.  -from http://www.dayofpink.org/

My school board goes all out to recognize and celebrate diversity in the schools and community every day, but especially on April 11th! All 45 of my Grade 2s (I co-teach, don't worry, class sizes aren't normally this ginormous) wore pink - except some boys who opted for red and white instead, because red + white = pink - smart kiddos! 

Teachers showed their support by wearing pink too - of course I did my nails to match ;) iPod quality pics, hope you don't mind!

Think pink year-round,


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