Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that started in 2007 when a young grade boy from Cambridge, Nova Scotia, was bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt to school. The next day 800 of his fellow classmates wore pink in solidarity to showcase that they would tolerate bullying.
For the past six years The Waterloo Region Record has worked hard to support this anti-bullying movement by partnering with local business and schools to showcase that we are a community that stands together. This year The Record will be hosting a movie night at Central to help build that sense of community. The movie that will be showing is Love, Simon, a film about a boy who has not come out to his family as gay and falls in love with an anonymous classmate online. The film explores the meaning of both real life and online communities as well as the effects are cyber bullying.
There will be popcorn, drinks, and a discussion about the impact of cyber bullying after the film.