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Support #DayofPink on April 8th and Support Inclusion and Tolerance

Miratel proudly supports diversity and inclusion not just because our Workplace Diversity Policy makes it part of our CSR business program but because it is who we are as people. We stand against bullying and discrimination and we believe no person should have to suffer from its negative impact on lives.

Discrimination comes in many forms, including the following: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, colonialism, and antisemitism. These social diseases create barriers, bullying, harassment, hate and violence.

Today, we’re writing about the international Day of Pink movement which takes place on this day, April 8th 2015, and aims to eliminate “bullying, discrimination, Homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny across the world.” The Day of Pink is more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity – it’s also a commitment to being open minded, accepting differences and learning to respect each other.

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Day of Pink stems from an incident involving two straight students in Nova Scotia who saw a gay student, wearing a pink shirt, being bullied. The two students intervened but wanted to do more to prevent it from happening in the future. They bought pink shirts and got their classmates to wear pink as well as a sign of solidarity and soon the whole school was working together to prevent homophobic bullying. This simple yet remarkable stand these two young men took and the impact of their actions continue to this day through Day of Pink.

It is a sad and startling fact that the rate of bullying for LGBTQ+ community is 80%. “Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is working in schools and communities across Canada to educate and empower young people and educators to fight bullying and discrimination.

There are many ways to get involved simply beyond wearing pink on April 8th including:

  • Connect with your local politicians about becoming a Day of Pink Ambassador
  • Organize activities or events you can do in your school, community, business or organization to raise awareness of Day of Pink and what it stands for.
  • Learn about the causes of discrimination and what you can do to solve this problem.
  • Use the #DayofPink hashtag when discussing this topic and when tagging your pictures on social media.
  • Follow Day of Pink on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram.

There is a growing list of public figures who support Day of Pink across Canada include MPPs, Mayors, City Councilors, MPs, Senators, private sector CEOs, The Harlem Globetrotters, Rick Mercer, comedienne Sabrina Jalees and many others.

Visit Day of Pink to learn more about how you, your school, community, business or organization can get involved, what resources available and to shop or donate to Day of Pink. You can also read about The Gay Sweater (see video below) project that “teaches us that words like ‘gay’ shouldn’t be used to describe anything negative.”

So on April 8th, take a stand by wearing pink and help make your world a more tolerant place.

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