October 20th—Day of Purple Tool Kit
Hello Ambassadors (& GSA/Rainbow Alliances/Diversity Clubs & All),
Last year the suicides of Tyler Clemmenti, Raymond Chase, Seth Walsh, Asher Brown, Justin Aeberg, and Billy Lucas (and others whose story was untold) raised awareness of media, communities and schools to the realities of teen suicide as a result of bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia in our schools and youth communities.
One year later, as a community, we stand together once more to remember, reflect and make a difference. We, at Jer’s Vision, have created this toolkit with ideas of activities as well as posters that you can download.
Remember, you can always call us if you need help with your project, advice or funding (apply for a Jer’s Tulip Grant on our website: JersVision.org). Our organization also runs workshops, conference and the Day of Pink (April 11, 2012), find out how you can get involved at JersVision.org or DayOfPink.org
LGBTQ youth are frequently victims of homophobic and transphobic bullying and abuse on a daily basis. Studies reveal that suicide attempts of LGBTQ youth are four times more likely than heterosexual youth. With your support we can work to eliminate tragedies’ such as these!
Remember, only you can make it better!
Jer’s Vision: Canada’s Youth Diversity Initiative
Promoting diversity and ending discrimination
The international Day of Pink (April 13, 2011)
Sign up for 2011; and make a difference!