Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pink Shirt Day

Today is Pink Shirt Day in Canada. I became aware of this because my kids’ principal is asking the students to wear pink to school, and my kids are all eager to participate. Much easier for the girls than for my son, but I assured him that I have some not-too-girly pink shirts kicking around he can try out.

The story of the day’s origins is quite inspiring. A male student from a high school in Nova Scotia was harassed for wearing a pink shirt. A few days later hundreds of students were wearing pink shirts to school in a show of support and solidarity.

Now isn't that an inspiring story! What's your favourite published story or book about overcoming bullying?


Lee Wind said...

This is AWESOME!
we should get it to be a National Holiday down here in the USA!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Lizann Flatt said...

Seeing the idea spread would be great indeed, Lee. Thanks for stopping by!!