Why is RaptorsForum pink today? Read on:
Please join us in recognizing the International Day of Pink.
On February 19th, 2009, over 100,000 people across North America will participate in the Jer's Vision pilot project, the International Day of Pink. The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination and Homophobia in schools and communities. The event invites everyone to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt and organizing activities in their workplaces, organizations, communities and schools.
The Day of Pink was started by youth in Cambridge, Nova Scotia. On their second day of high school they saw a colleague being harassed and called a 'fag' because he wore a pink shirt. That week, countless students rallied together by wearing pink shirts, standing up to bullies, homophobia and discrimination.
A group of youth representing Diversity Clubs in the Ottawa Valley were so moved after hearing about this, that they contacted those youth to create the International Day of Pink (Day of Pink) in an effort to share this story and day of action with people all over the world.
The goal of the International Day of Pink is to bring the message that bullying, discrimination and homophobia can be stopped by working together. The organization encourages participating groups (schools, business & community organizations) to not only wear pink in support of Diversity, but also hold events and activities that will engage their community.
We here at RaptorsForum wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate and support of this cause, as we think that it aligns well with the type of environment that we have strived to create - one that is welcoming, collegial and free of harassment and discrimination. Please join us in celebrating the International Day of Pink!
For more information please visit Day of Pink.org
Have a great day everyone!