The City of Charlottetown is getting behind 2014’s Pink Shirt campaign, in support of anti-bullying. The Mayor is encouraging a ‘sea of pink’ throughout Charlottetown on February 26th to show support against the act of bullying that has become commonplace in schools, workplaces, homes and over the internet.
"Bullying is an important issue that we need to continually bring awareness to, for both ourselves and for those who are dealing with this issue", says Mayor Clifford Lee. "The effects of bullying is harmful to our society overall and to an individual’s confidence in themselves. We believe it is important for everyone to have the opportunity to contribute positively to their community and bullying can negate that opportunity."
The City of Charlottetown office staff and Councillors will, once again, wear pink t-shirts to support anti-bullying on February 26th. This is the second year that City Halls has participated in this campaign.
David Shepherd and Travis Price organized a high-school protest to wear pink in support of a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt] at their Nova Scotia high school in 2007. They took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of this new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. Their initial act has led to an international campaign against bullying.
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