How We Can All Make A Difference!
April 13th, this year, marks the International Day of Pink. This is a day where communities all over the world unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop all forms of bullying.
To help celebrate Centennial Senior Public School in Brampton Ontario (REPEAT PERFORMANCE – they had me there 2 years ago) featured my BAND TOGETHER – NO BULLIES ALLOWED presentation as part of their SAY NO TO BULLYING PINK DAY. Here is what they had to say…
“Mr. Rick Rossini, a former victim of bullying shared his story of how bullying affected his life, and the marvelous ways he learned to over- come it by practicing magic. Incorporating his magnificent acronym of B.A.N.D. TOGETHER.Mr. Rossini really showed Centennial that no-body deserves to be bullied, and that there isalways something you can do to help out. The presentation from start to finish was fun and engaging – the students loved it!”
“The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school stopped homophobic & transphobic bullying.
The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it. Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink to remember that positive actions make a difference. And that the change starts with each one of us.” (courtesy of dayofpink.org)
Out of all the shows and presentations I do BAND TOGETHER – NO BULLIES ALLOWED is one of my very favorite. This is because I get the chance to “share” part of what happened to me in a way that just might really help someone else, and make a difference. And best of all when it really works – you feel the connection with ALL the kids!
Thank you Centennial for allowing me to share my magic with your students.
For more information on Day Of Pink please check out http://www.dayofpink.org/.
And for more information on my No Bullies Allowed Presentation click here.