Pink Revolution is a new Saskatchewan-made initiative to promote diversity, prevent bullying, and take action to make our world a safer place. This year, Pink Revolution is from March 30th to April 5th. We invite everyone to participate and make a difference, not only by wearing pink but also by holding events and activities to engage your community. When you get involved and wear pink, you spread the message that bullying, violence and discrimination motivated by sexism, racism, ethnocentrism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, and classism are not acceptable!
Discrimination is a social disease that affects the way everyone lives, works, plays, studies, and treats one another. It creates barriers to success by fostering prejudice and hate. Pink Revolution is more than just a symbol against bullying -- it's a commitment to celebrating diversity, learning from one another, being understanding of differences, and seeing the unique abilities that every person can share with the world when we work together.
Pink Revolution was created as part of the Bullying Prevention Network, a joint initiative of Affinity Credit Union, The Avenue Community Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saskatoon, Restorative Action Program, the Saskatoon Police Service, and Youth Launch. Pink Revolution's precursor - The International Day of Pink - was brought to Saskatchewan by the ACC last year and was a huge success: the public awareness campaign was seen by well over 100 000 people, we sold thousands of pink t-shirts, countless people wore pink to celebrate the day, 1000 people participated in Saskatoon events, and the week was officially declared by the cities of Saskatoon, North Battleford, Swift Current, and Yorkton. There was participation by at least 50 schools as well as non-profit agencies, the Saskatoon Police, political leaders, professional associations, unions incluidng CUPE and UFCW, multiple colleges, and the University of Saskatchewan. This year, we hope to expand the movement even more and work toward eliminating bullying and discrimination in Saskatchewan!