PINK SHIRT DAY
Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against homophobic bullying after a grade 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. David and Travis bought dozens of pink shirts and distributed them to their male classmates to wear the next day. The word got out online and hundreds of students showed up in pink, some from head-to-toe, to stand together against bullying.
Bullying often makes people feel alone, but Pink Shirt Day shows that many people care. Many people want to play their part in making our community a safe, welcoming and respectful place for everyone, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or cultural background.
On Wednesday February 27th St. John Paul II goes pink! Staff and students are encouraged to wear an item of pink clothing (i.e., t-shirt, tie, hat, etc.). The day will be designated a Pink Shirt Day.