This Wednesday, February 23 is Day of Pink across British Columbia. Join thousands of students and staff in Vancouver and across BC, to speak up against name-calling, homophobia and gender stereotypes by wearing pink.
Pink Day started in 2007 when two Nova Scotia high school students decided to create a "Sea of Pink" to support a grade 9 boy who was called homophobic names when he wore a pink shirt to school. See related story on CBC.ca website.
The original day was a huge success with people at their school wearing all kinds of pink clothing, face painting, even a pink bike!
This day is now celebrated right across Canada and helps to demonstrate and remind students that:
- Colours, toys, sports, etc don't belong to any gender
- Homophobia, gender teasing and name-calling is not OK
- Speaking up to meanness and bullying does make a difference
- Students have the power to inspire meaningful change
Watch the video of a recent anti-bullying flash mob at Oakridge Centre performed by students at Churchill Secondary and David Lloyd George Elementary.