PINK DAY is coming and this year we are tackling the theme of Intersectionality: Embracing Our Differences. Pink Day is Mulgrave’s annual Upper School version of the province-wide Anti-Bullying Pink Shirt Day. Intersectionality is a lens for understanding differences and discrimination as multi-dimensional (see the overview below for more details). On Wed Feb 27, Upper School students and staff are invited to join people across BC and wear pink civvies and accessories and celebrate our differences. The cost to participate is a toonie $2. All funds raised will go to Kids Help Phone, a national organization on the front lines for the past 30 years supporting youth mental health. You are also invited to participate in our INTERSECTIONALITY WALL OF STICKIES.
PINK DAY OVERVIEW
This year a student-led team of students from the GSA (Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Association), SSAC (service leadership team) and HeadsUp (our mental health and wellness team) came together and decided on the Pink Day theme of Intersectionality: Embracing Our Differences. Intersectionality is a lens for understanding differences and discrimination as multi-dimensional; it emphasizes the need understand the oppressive experiences of racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, classism, bullying and more as interconnected or having “intersections”. On Pink Day, we want students to see and value our diversities at Mulgrave with the ultimate goal of bringing us all together and strengthening our community.
On Tue Feb 26, Upper School students will do an activity in homeroom to learn about intersectionality; and then, on Wed Feb 27, all students and staff in the Upper School are encouraged to wear ‘pink civvies’ for the day and join in our “intersectionality wall” where we embrace our differences! If you have any questions, please contact G12 team leads Mac W firstname.lastname@example.org or Meridy M email@example.com.
Antony Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org | Head of Global Engagement and Service Learning