Pink Shirt Day
February 24, 2016
On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, we encourage you to practice kindness and wear a pink shirt, button or pin to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.
Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia, in 2007, when David Shepherd, Travis Price and a group of their friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in support of a grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The students took a stand against bullying by handing out pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. These students’ powerful statement against bullying inspired Pink Shirt Days across the country. Now, every February, we put on our pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, workplaces, communities and online.
If you’re able to, wear pink this Wednesday to show you support inclusion, respect, and empathy and want to see an end to bullying. Send photos of yourself and your colleagues in pink to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to our Facebook page.
MoveUP Human Rights Committee Chair