Unity Day - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Make it ORANGE and make it end! Unite against bullying!
Sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center since 2011
What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together—in schools, communities, and online—and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity.
- Wear ORANGE. It can be an orange T-shirt, tie, hat, wristband, socks, or even shoelaces. Show your support beyond the school—wear ORANGE in the workplace, home and community.
- Think outside the ORANGE box! In 2013, the iconic Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, MN wore an ORANGE toga and lit up the night sky with an ORANGE glow. Other ways to go orange include tying orange ribbons to a fence or around a tree, “orange out” at a sporting event, or sell orange treats at lunch.
Unite In ORANGE
- Sign an ORANGE banner. “Unite Against Bullying” banners are a great way for students at your school to make a powerful visual statement of support on Unity Day. Hang the banner in a prominent place where kids can sign it and show that they care.
- Hand out ORANGE “unity ribbons.” To create your own ribbons, use 8 ½ x 11-inch orange construction paper. Cut into strips 2 inches wide by 11 inches long. Write UNITE on each strip
- Create a visual UNITY statement! In Project Connect, students can write a message on an ORANGE strip of paper. The paper links are then connected to create one long chain which visually represents uniting for a common cause.
- Hold a classroom UNITY discussion. Define the word "Unity". Reflect on the statement, “when we stand together, no one stands alone.” Discuss how your school can unite to create a safer school culture for all students.
Share the ORANGE
- Make ORANGE go viral. Let your friends know why you’re “going orange” by posting about Unity Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #UnityDay2014.
- “Attend” and “Share” the UNITY DAY Facebook Event with family and friends.
- Download these posters (available in summer 2014) for your school.
Send Your ORANGE
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