February 24, 2021
Pink Shirt Day
On February 24th, around the globe, we all wear Pink Shirts to show our support against bullying.
Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007, when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against homophobic bullying after a student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. One reason we wear pink is to break the stereotype of “Pink is a girl colour”.
On Pink Shirt Day, the J Clarke Richardson community showed their school support by wearing pink to school. Both students and teachers came to school on February 24th and 25th wearing pink.
“I wear pink because I want to give a voice to those who don’t have one” stated Bryana. “I wear a pink shirt because I stand up against bullying”, stated Nicolette. “I wear a pink shirt because I want to raise awareness about bullying and stand up for what’s right and show people that they are not alone”, said Diya Vyas.