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.
— Simcoe County DSB (@SCDSB_Schools) April 12, 2016
SCDSB staff and students participated by decorating schools and storefronts and wearing pink to raise awareness.
— Betony Main (@BetonyMain) April 13, 2016
— Cameron Street PS (@CameronStPS) April 12, 2016
— Caroline Ritchie (@ritchiecd) April 13, 2016
— Simcoe County DSB (@SCDSB_Schools) April 13, 2016
— Oakley Park P.S. (@oakleybarrie) April 13, 2016
ISS is looking fine for pink day! pic.twitter.com/eeYBrk1jhv
— Innisdale SS (@ISSUpdates) April 13, 2016
Workshops, activities and more also took place throughout the county to celebrate diversity.
— Innisfil Central PS (@ICPSprincipal) April 13, 2016
— Katie Maxwell (@Mrs_Maxwell_VP) April 13, 2016
— Portage View PS (@PortageView) April 13, 2016
Laura reading a poem to stop bullying. Thanks pic.twitter.com/czmhwGvuPL
— Nantyr Shores (@nsstritons) April 13, 2016
— Barrie Police (@BarriePolice) April 13, 2016
Well done to everyone who participated and painted the town pink to help raise awareness and put an end to bullying.