The International Day of Pink is recognized annually on the second Wednesday in April.
Its sole purpose is “…to create a more inclusive and diverse world.”
It began when the youth at Jer’s Vision (now the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity) were inspired by the actions of David Shepherd and Travis Price, students in Nova Scotia. They witnessed another student being bullied because they were wearing a pink shirt. Travis and David quickly mobilized other students and pink t-shirts so the following day they could demonstrate their support of the target by wearing pink t-shirts to school.
News of their actions spread quickly and now, worldwide, people stand in solidarity, in pink, against bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, and trans misogyny.
CUPE Manitoba members understand the principles and values of solidarity.
Because of COVID-19 this year we cannot physically stand together in pink, but we can participate in the virtual campaign/rally.
If you are able, put on a pink shirt, take a selfie and share the picture on your social media using #VirtualDayofPink.
We all know that we are strongest when we stand together. We can shape our world. Let’s help ensure there is safe space for everyone in our human family.
Take action against bullying.