Gray & Fick changed it up yesterday by wearing pink masks to raise awareness of bullying.
Pink Shirt Day started in 2007 in a small town in Nova Scotia after a grade 9 was bullied for wearing a pink t-shirt to school. His classmates then showed support by encouraging classmates to wear pink and purchasing 50 pink tops to hand out the next day. The movement was successful and quickly spread to nearby schools and well beyond.
“Each of us can make a difference. Together we can make change." - Barbara Mikulski
One of our core values at Gray and Fick is “belonging through equity, diversity, and inclusion”. We are passionate about making sure that everyone is heard and that everyone feels comfortable sharing their ideas.
Bullying is not confined to school halls and playgrounds. It can affect people of all ages online and at work. Pink Shirt Day is a great opportunity to open conversations on bullying and coming together to stand up against bullying and promote kindness. As a team, we are stronger and can make change. At Gray & Fick, we are committed to continuing our work on creating a culture of inclusion and equity.