Camosun supports Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 26
Release date: Feb. 25, 2020
Camosun College supports Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 26, joining thousands others across Canada who stand against bullying in schools and work places.
This year, Pink Shirt Day is encouraging everyone to “Lift each other up” and take kindness to new heights!
Pink Shirt Day began in February of 2007 in a Nova Scotia high school after a student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to his first day of Grade nine. He was taunted and ridiculed with verbal abuse and threats of physical violence. Two older boys noticed what was happening and decided to take a stand.
After school, they went to the local thrift store and bought every pink shirt they could find. The next day they gave out dozens of shirts but in addition, hundreds of students showed up wearing their own pink clothes. The “Sea of Pink” story has since inspired anti-bullying action in communities across Canada and beyond.
The Camosun community is encouraged to wear pink in support of anti-bullying this Wednesday and do something to #lifteachotherup.
Learn more at: pinkshirtday.ca
Last updated: February 26, 2020 10:15 am