Across the globe, the gentle shade of pink is recognized as the colour worn to stand up against bullying. Day of Pink is not only dedicated to ending bullying on the school grounds, but also in the workplace.

On April 9, a school in Hamilton went the extra mile to unite the community. The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 107 (ATU Local 107) sponsored Prince Philip Elementary to treat the students to a guest speaker, a live band and a pizza party.

The celebrated anti-bullying speaker, Anthony McLean, held two presentations in the gym focused on qualities like the capacity to accept, tolerate and understand. McLean engaged the students by having students interact in an anti-bullying rap song.

In the morning, the ATU Local 107 POPS Committee also handed out Day of Pink balloons at the Transit Terminal at Main Street and Macnab Street in Hamilton.

Faduma Mohamed

At a young age, Faduma Mohamed began her journey with writing through poetry and storytelling, but decided to make the transition to journalistic writing in university, where she is now studying English and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. Mohamed is also one of the organizers of local Toronto community arts organization, R.I.S.E. Edutainment.

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