- Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) - http://www.hpedsb.on.ca -

2,500+ T-shirts for International Day of Pink

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Schools and workplaces will be a sea of pink on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 for International Day of Pink. T-shirts are logoed with the words “In a world where you can be anything, CHOOSE KIND.”

April 10, 2018—A sea of pink will flow through HPEDSB schools and workplaces on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. A sea of pink T-shirts, that is. In fact, there will be about 2,500+ of them!

Day of Pink has been recognized at HPEDSB for almost 10 years. It is a time when students, employees and community members come together to demonstrate their shared belief in celebrating inclusivity, diversity and acceptance at schools, workplaces and communities. Wearing pink also acknowledges and offers support to the ongoing efforts to increase awareness of bullying prevention initiatives, homophobia, racism and all forms of hatred.

The theme this year is Choose Kind. The T-shirts feature the words In a world where you can be anything, choose kind. They were sold for $6 through support of local sponsors who helped offset the costs: CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees), ETFO (Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario), OPC (Ontario Principals’ Council), and OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation).

Promoting character development and leadership through acceptance, equity and inclusivity are priorities at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

Students have participated in the following leadership and learning events this school year:

Upcoming events include the following:

This Wednesday, students and employees will stand up for acceptance and saying no to bullying, homophobia, racism and all forms of hatred.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]