Pink Shirt Day – Raising Awareness Against Bullying

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 4th, 2015 Last Updated on: February 4th, 2015


Native Northwest is presenting this pink shirt as a fundraiser for anti bullying. In case you're unaware of it, Pink Shirt Day is held on February 25th each year. It originally came about back in 2007 when two Nova Scotia high school students took a stand against bullying in their school. A fellow classmate had been harassed on the first day of school for wearing a pink shirt. This led the boys to distribute pink shirts to all the boys in their school and the bullies never brought up the issue again. This moving act of kindness sparked British Columbia to create an Anti Bullying Day the following year.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go towards an aboriginal women's shelter for abused women and for family events at Friendship Centres. The shirt will sell for $15 and $10 per shirt will go to community organizations. If you have any suggestions for Aboriginal organizations who are creating safe spaces, please visit Native Northwest's Facebook page and leave a comment!


Design by Haida artist Andrew Williams. Available in youth sizes XS-L and adult sizes S-XXXL. The shirt will be available on Feb 20th at their brick and mortar store, 1644 West 75th Vancouver, CA or their online store at the following link: http://www.nativenorthwestselect.com/products/anti-bullying-t-shirt

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Richard Brown

Would love to have the T shirts out here on the Yukon in Ruby Alaska

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