April 14th is Pink Shirt Day!


Hopefully, if you’ve been to this site before you read one of my favorite bullying solution stories, The Pink Shirt Gang story. It’s a great positive message true story of a solution some bystander boys came up with to deal with the bullying of a boy who wore a pink shirt on the first day of school. The solution they came up with and the message is one that should be shared and promoted.

This story has become such an inspiration to the anti-bullying movement that there is now a Pink Shirt Day to help support the anti-bullying message. This year, the 3rd Annual Pink Shirt Day is April 14th, 2010.  School children and adults can wear pink this day to promote this event and recall the brave statement that the Pink Shirt Gang made a few years ago.

Stand up and be counted as a person in support of students bystander solutions to the bullying problem. The Pink Shirt story is such a good and positive message that kids can be solution providers to these issues and help their fellow classmates.

Click here to visit the Pink Shirt Day website.

In honor of this day, click here to watch the NBC News story from a few years ago.

4 thoughts on “April 14th is Pink Shirt Day!

  1. Love this! Reminds me of the Jews that were being bullied in a midwestern town. They were having rocks thrown through their windows when they displayed their menorahs. So the entire town placed menorahs in their windows as well, and it stopped the problem. These two brave young men inspire me. I will surely pass this on.

  2. I haven’t heard the story of the Menorahs, but would like to learn more. Do you have links to that story? It certainly shows that community is what makes the difference when others are bullied. Just think if more of the community helped during World War II. Certainly it’s a hard challenge to stand up to those that are stronger and hold the weapons. But it has been proven that it can be done.

    • Thanks for suggesting I find the link to the menorah story, you will find it on today’s post. These types of actions are so inspiring! My other favorite one comes from the story of Matthew Sheppard, and The Laramie Project. I’ll have to find that one for tomorrow…

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