In 5 days 9.9 million people will be in PINK

Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 12.40.56 PMIn 5 days, 9.9 million Canadians will be wearing PINK to take a stand against homophobia, transphobia, and bullying of all kinds in schools, communities, and workplaces.
With less than a week left, I want to remind you that you still have time to toss a white shirt into the washing machine with some red clothing this weekend, so that you are ready for Wednesday, April 13, 2016. 
And while wearing a pink shirt is an easy way to show your support, we challenge you to join Mayors and youth across Canada in taking on oppression by starting a dialogue in your school, community, or workplace.

This week, Mayor John Tory met with youth from City View Alternative School–Canada’s first school to include an elementary gender neutral bathroom.

Over the next week, 20 more dialogues will take place across Canada, and will connect youth with leaders to plan innovative ways to create safer spaces.

The truth is a PINK shirt does not stop bullying–we do. We stop oppression by challenging ourselves and others to treat one another with kindness and respect.

Check out our top 5 ways of celebrating the Day of Pink below!

And remember to share what you are doing on Wednesday by tweeting #DayOfPink, #JourneeRose & @CCGSD-CCDGS.

See you in PINK,

Emily Fergusson
Day of Pink Coordinator