Pink Shirt Day, celebrated in February in Canada, aims to stop bullying and raise funds to support programs fostering self-esteem and empathy in children. The international movement began in the small community of Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, when two Grade 12 students took a stand against an incident of bullying.
Travis Price and David Sheppard noticed a Grade 9 student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Like many bullying incidents, this could have easily gone unacknowledged. Instead, Travis and David decided to do something. They scooped up some pink T-shirts and encouraged students at their school to wear pink clothes in solidarity with the boy who had been bullied. Out of the 1,000 students attending their school, 850 got on board by wearing pink.
The successful movement quickly spread to neighbouring schools and well beyond.
Here is a link to Cee’s Photo challenge FOTD page