Pink Shirt Dayって?

今日キャンパスでは、ピンク色の服や小物を身に付けた学生や教職員をたくさん見掛けました。

何故でしょう??

 

 

それは、5月21日が【Pink Shirt Day】だから!

 

初めはカナダで行動が起こり、やがて世界に広がったこの「ピンクシャツ・デー」は、

いじめに抗議するメッセージを発信し、いじめを経験した人をサポートする日として、

今では世界中の学校・大学・政府機関・企業で祝われています。

 

私たち一人ひとりが、問題を考えるきっかけにしたい日です。

 


~この行動の成り立ちを、英語で読んでみませんか?~

 

How did Pink Shirt Day start? 
It all started in 2007 in Canada. In most Canadian high schools, students do not wear uniforms. A new student arrived to start his first day at high school, and he was wearing a pink shirt. Some other kids began to bully him. They called him names, and pushed him around. Two senior boys were upset that a new student had been bullied at their school. So they bought lots of pink t-shirts and invited other students to wear them. Lots and lots of students wore pink to school – standing together to say NO to bullying. The new student felt safe and supported at his new school, and the bullies never caused problems at the school again.