(Press release from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.)
International Day of Pink is a day/evening where communities across Canada, and across the world, come together in celebration of diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.
The first annual “Night of Pink” to commemorate International Day of Pink Day will be held on the evening of Wednesday, April 8th 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the A. Lorne Cassidy gymnasium.
As part of A. Lorne Cassidy’s (ALC) media literacy curriculum and character education, students in Grades 6-8 were asked to create a short video to advocate and represent the topic of their choice. The videos were to both inform and persuade.
ALC Intermediate Teacher, Ms. Kati Trevorrow says, “Night of Pink will be an opportunity for the participating students and family members to view each others’ work. As well, the videos will be interlaced with a few performances. Formal awards will be handed out in five categories, including one for “The Best of the Best”. It will be A. Lorne Cassidy’s version of the Oscars.”
In order to recognize the importance of the subject matter as well as the work put into these videos, “Night of Pink” will be held as a gala evening. Dressing up, red carpet, ropes and stanchions, awards, punch and refreshments, will all add to the evening’s celebratory atmosphere.
Tickets cost $3.00 per ticket. One dollar will go towards overhead costs, while the last two dollars will go to the “Free The Children” organization.
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