Mark your calendar: Pink Shirt Day is February 22rd, 2023.
“Today our diversity is becoming more visible than ever as people continue to embrace their cultures, identities, and true selves in more open and direct ways; making the need to Lift Each Other Up and have greater acceptance, respect, and inclusion for everyone so important. This year we are asking you to join us in celebrating our diversity while raising funds to support inclusive anti-bullying programs for kids in our communities.” (https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/)
Where did Pink Shirt Day come from?
In 2007 in Nova Scotia, Grade 12 students David Shepherd, Travis Price and a few friends saw that a grade 9 student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.
They knew they had to do something to show that this kind of behavior was not okay.
They decided to go out and buy pink shirts and hand them out to other students to wear.
By the end of that week, most of the students in the school were wearing pink shirts to show support for the grade 9 student who was bullied.
On February 23rd, wear something pink to show that we are all working together to erase bullying in our community.
- Resource: “What is Pink Shirt Day?” (Kids CBC article)
- Activity: Think about this prompt:
(Educator/Family guide also available.)