Wear pink on February 26 to show support of ERASE Bullying Day
11 February 2020
If you believe that eliminating bullying is important then join others and wear pink on Wednesday, February 26.
Wearing pink on ERASE (Expect Respect and a Safe Education) Bullying Day is more than a symbol to raise public awareness about bullying prevention – it’s a pledge to be part of the solution and contribute to a respectful community.
“Reducing and ultimately eliminating bullying is a priority of our city,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Youth, adults, other community members, City staff, Community Associations and Societies and youth-serving organizations all have a role to play in identifying and eliminating bullying in Richmond.”
ERASE is a BC Ministry of Education strategy, empowering youth stakeholders to advocate for education free from discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation and violence. Each young person has a right to feel safe, accepted and respected.
Through collaboration, education and celebration, the City of Richmond, Richmond School District and Richmond Public Library have partnered to recognize ERASE Bullying Day. The aim is to raise awareness about the issue of bullying and to encourage demonstrating “Pink Shirt” behaviour year round by creating opportunities for community members to feel safe, connected and empowered to work, learn and play in Richmond.
In addition, Richmond Fire-Rescue duty crews will be wearing pink epaulettes on their uniform on February 26 and Richmond community centres, schools and libraries will host various events and initiatives throughout the last week of February to help raise awareness and understanding.
For more information about ERASE Bullying Day, visit www.richmond.ca/youthinitiatives or www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase. Follow along on social media with the hashtags #RichmondPink and #erase_embrace.