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Old 04-03-2012, 06:29 PM
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Default Day of Pink

It started in Canada, and became known as Pink Shirt Day!

“David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school.

‘I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,’ says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’

So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag.

As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. ‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Mr. Price recalled.

The bullies were never heard from again.”



NOW Its become International!

What is the Day of Pink?

April 11th marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic & all forms of bullying.

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.

Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink to remember that positive actions make a difference. And that the change starts with each one of us.



Why should you participate?

Have you ever seen a friend hurt because of discrimination? Have you been hurt yourself? Discrimination comes in many forms including racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, agism and anti-semitism just to name a few. These social diseases create barriers, bullying, harassment, hate and violence. No one should have to experience the negativity created by discrimination. DayofPink is more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity - it's also a commitment to being open minded, accepting differences and learning to respect each other.


So time to go out and get those Pink Shirts .. if you don't already have one!


Or if you want the ultimate effect ....
'The Rock' in Tooth Fairy, wore a PINK TUTU!

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:34 PM
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I am not going to participate, but I just gotta quip




It's not pink, it's lightish red.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:10 AM
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Nice idea... but I think it's one of those things that many people have to be aware of or it won't really work; but still a good story
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:46 AM
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I am not going to participate, but I just gotta quip




It's not pink, it's lightish red.
International Donut Day is a go!

More seriously, if I had a pink shirt I'd wear it to school, and dresscode-compliant shirts are kinda expensive. It sure would make a statement; I haven't worn anything other than black shirts to that school.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:27 PM
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I had a drum student who told me he was going to participate in this.

I asked him "so what are you and a million kids wearing pink going to do to stop bullying?"
He said "Raise awareness"

So basically... nothing. At all.
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