Our company is encouraging all of our staff to wear pink this Wednesday April 13th in support of the International Day of Pink. We will be wearing T-shirts, ties, socks, hairbands -- whatever pink items that we have!
The International Day of Pink
The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when two straight high school students saw a gay student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The two students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school took a stand and began working together to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying.
Anyone can bully, anyone can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.
Will you participate?
Discrimination comes in many forms, including racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and ageism. These social diseases create barriers, bullying, harassment, hate and violence. No one should have to experience the negativity created by discrimination.
The Day of Pink is more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity and inclusion -- it's also a commitment to being open minded, accepting differences and learning to respect each other.
So come on, join the Eagle community and wear PINK on Wednesday April 13, 2016!