International Day of Pink!

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Everyone in life deals with bullies, some more often than others.

Some deal with them as kids, and the kids eventually grow out of it. The victims deal with it in many ways – crying, talking it out with parents and teachers, changing schools..at least how we dealt with it when I was growing up.

These days it seems as if a more drastic step or two are how children/teens deal with it. Between the days of the original school shooting in Columbine to kids today committing suicide like Jamie Hubley, and the most recent one in Nova Scotia by Rehtaeh Parsons.

Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities all over Canada. This day invites you to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt.  By wearing pink, you raise awareness about the issue, show that you know bullying occurs around you, and that you are committed to doing something about it.

The 5th International Day of Pink in Ottawa will include talking with over 150 youth at the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill at 11am, followed by a flash mob in downtown Ottawa. JersVision.org and the International Day of Pink will honor three community leaders for their work in promoting diversity and stopping bullying, Rt Hon Michaelle Jean, Olympian Mark Tewksbury & CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi at a free gala .

Over 8.5 million registered Canadians are participating, will you show your support by wearing pink today?

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Category: Kids, Non-Profit, Teens

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Jen lives in West Ottawa and uses the city's events and people and places as her blog's backdrop to bring you things local that you can identify with. "I want to do what others might need a sitter for!" She's 40 and has one son, Gabriel who is 10 years old. She dreams of becoming a freelance writer. And currently writes for several sites.

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