The Day of Pink is the International Day against bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia and transmisogyny across the world.
With over 9.4 million participants this year, people in schools, workplaces and communities will don pink to challenge bullying, homophobia and transphobia.
École Michaëlle Jean students and staff will be a sea of pink on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 as they debut a new dance and song they created in honor of the Day of Pink at the National Arts Centre.
“This is truly a remarkable first! Elementary students have taken what they learned about bullying and created an artistic piece that inspires others to challenge bullying,” said Vice-Principal Jonathan Reid.
Jeremy Dias, founder of the Day of Pink, said: “This speaks to the true nature of the Day of Pink. It is about taking action and making our schools and communities safer, and these youth are realizing that.”
“We have seen time and again how the arts can bring unity and create understanding in schools, and help create a more tolerant and respectful society,” said Genevieve Cimon, the NAC’s Director of Music Education and Community Engagement.
The event will include a few words Ottawa City Councillor Catherine McKenney, School Board Director Edith Dumont and Geneviève Cimon.