Comrades and Cousins;
Fifteen years ago, a small group of kids in Nova Scotia surrounded a classmate with support and took a stand against bullying. Their message was clear: we stand with the bullied, not the bully.
Since that first action, Pink Shirt Day has grown, celebrated every February with the pink shirt as a symbol of solidarity and strength against hatred and bullying, against mobbing and ridicule. Collective strength enables us to stand up against all kinds of threats and unacceptable behaviour.
Children who learn to take a stand at a young age against hatred and intimidation grow into compassionate young adults and treat others with kindness.