Alliance Wireless Helps to Stop Bullying
Posted on Feb 29, 2012 in Blog
The Alliance Wireless Communications Team wore pink today to support the Bullying STOPS Here campaign.
The following is taken from the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston
What is Pink Shirt Day?
In September of 2007 two high school students in Nova Scotia witnessed a grade nine student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The child was ridiculed and called gay for his choice of t-shirt colour. David Shepard and Travis Price saw these actions as unfair and decided to organize a sympathy protest for the grade nine student. That night they traveled to a local discount store and purchased 50 pink shirts, they then messaged their classmates encouraging them to wear pink and that they had shirts to distribute. What happened the next morning at school was overwhelming. While many students donned the pink shirts provided by Shepard and Price other students wore their own pink clothing in support of the cause. When the student who was bullied entered the front hall that morning his face spoke volumes. Shepard later stated, “it looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders.”
The event has grown volumes since that day in 2007 and over 160,000 people committed to wearing pink shirts last year through facebook.
The team at Alliance Wireless Communications is proud to wear Pink and to help Stop Bullying!