International Day of Pink!
Old 02-19-2009, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why is RaptorsForum pink today? Read on:

Please join us in recognizing the International Day of Pink.


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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!


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Old 02-19-2009, 09:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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bullying isn't cool.

this is a great cause.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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is this day widely known in Canada or is it just a Cambridge, Nova Scotia thing?
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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this is the first one to2988.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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this is the first one to2988.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hmmm, isnt world aids day consider pink day ?
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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is this really a time to criticize logicz? why not just look at the positives of this endeavour?
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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pink day it is =)
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Shit.. and I wore my pink ensemble on Tuesday.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Homophobia is the last prejudice we need to rid.

I just found out from Facebook that one of my best friends from High School is now married to another man. I gave him mock-grief cuz I constantly defended him when people called him a fag. We had a laugh.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Here's one of the bands I'm in.

We wear pink.

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Old 02-19-2009, 10:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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while i appreciate your sentiment raptorman, homophobia is one of many prejudices we still need to get rid of. toronto is a pretty liberal place, but most of north america is still quite intolerant in general.

that said, the day of pink is very much about bullying and discrimination in all senses. homophobia may have been the genesis, but the day is about standing up to intolerance of all kinds.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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is that the ensemble you're sporting today acie?
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:43 AM   #16 (permalink)
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is that the ensemble you're sporting today acie?
I'm wearing our other costume which is a hot pink bowling shirt.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:44 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I can't stand bullying. The thought of my kids being bullied is awful...... and so is the thought that they might be doing the bullying.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:23 AM   #18 (permalink)
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omg RF is all pinked out .. =)
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:26 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Funny, a lot of guys here at work had no idea tis was supposed to be a "day of pink".
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Funny, a lot of guys here at work had no idea tis was supposed to be a "day of pink".
I think the vast majority of people haven't heard of it. Nobody at my office had.
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