Sat. Mar 25th, 2023

Pink Shirt Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day, was celebrated this year on February 22. This year’s theme, Raise Each Other Up, is centred on diversity, acceptance, and inclusion. 

By | Ana Brkich

So what exactly is Pink Shirt Day? People demonstrate their opposition to bullying by wearing pink shirts to school or work on this day which is exactly what we did at Notre Dame. 

This year, in support of anti-bullying, the ND Care Collective club designed pink shirts that were meant to be worn to acknowledge and show support for this important day as pretty much all of us were a victim of bullying at one point. 

The Care Collective Team Designed Pink Shirts This Year.

It’s not enough to just wear pink, but to also think it. Namely, making an effort every day to work on our hospitality and acceptance are all actions that signify “thinking pink” which will always go further than wearing pink. 

In 2007, Nova Scotia Grade 12 students spotted a Grade 9 student being ridiculed for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.

They had to act to convey this behaviour was unacceptable, thus they bought pink shirts to give to other classmates.

By the conclusion of the week, most students wore pink shirts to support the tormented Grade 9 kid. Pink Shirt Day has become a global anti-bullying day in Canada and other countries!

Bullying can come in many forms and can be easily brushed off, but it’s important to be the person that will step up and make a difference.

You never know what people are going through, and your support might change someone’s life. 

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