SCDSB Paints the Town Pink to combat bullying

By Jordan Merkley – Communications Intern
Cover photo credit: Simcoe.com

International Day of Pink is a day where communities come together to celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.

Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when two high school students saw one of their peers being bullied while wearing a pink shirt. They intervened, and a few days later everyone at the school was wearing pink shirts and taking a stand against bullying.

Now, every year on the second Wednesday in April, people and communities across the world wear pink to create social change and put an end to bullying.

SCDSB staff and students participated by decorating schools and storefronts and wearing pink to raise awareness.

Workshops, activities and more also took place throughout the county to celebrate diversity.

Well done to everyone who participated and painted the town pink to help raise awareness and put an end to bullying.

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