April 26, 2014 9:51 am by Elizabeth Barnes
On February 26, Venta wears pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. The idea of Pink Shirt Day or Anti-Bullying Day came from two inspired students in Nova Scotia, David Shepherd and Travis Price.
These two boys and their friends organized a school demonstration to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. They took a stand against bullying and distributed pink T-shirts to many of their classmates. As they stood in the hallway handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes.
“It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,” Mr. Price recalled.
The bullies were never heard from again.
Over 80% of the time, bullying happens with peers around. 57% of the time, bullying stops within 10 seconds when someone has the courage to step in. Bullying can only thrive in the shadows. Each of us must expose injustice and acknowledge our responsibility to take action to defend the rights of all people, not just today but every day!
Written by bactrimsale.com the Junior 5 class. Source: pinkshirtday.ca