Day of Pink

mohawk students celebrating day of pink

Celebrate with us!

Social Inc., hosted the 12th annual International Day of Pink on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Stay tuned for our 2020 Day of Pink! 

What is Day of Pink?

International Day of Pink it is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.

Official Day of Pink website

Watch our video

The above video was created for the International Day of Pink activities in April 2017

History of Day of Pink

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Discrimination comes in many forms, including the following: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, colonialism, and antisemitism. These forms of discrimination create barriers, and can be experienced asbullying, harassment, hate and violence. No one should have to experience the negativity created by discrimination. The Day of Pink is more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity – it’s also a commitment to being open minded, accepting differences and learning to respect each other.

Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink and take a stand. The Day of Pink is a symbol, a spark that empowers and inspires youth across Canada to create amazing social change!

The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when two straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The two students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school took a stand and began working together to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying.

Historically, students at Mohawk College were inspired by creating similar spaces of inclusion and taking a stand against discrimination at Mohawk College and so began Day of Pink at Mohawk College.

 

Photos from Past Events