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CHATTER (APRIL 2017): Pink Day at UTS renews call for tolerance

April 10th, 2017 · No Comments

Community members are invited to don pink and join students from the University of Toronto Schools (UTS) in celebrating International Day of Pink on April 12 for the fourth year in a row. They will also be fundraising for LGBT Youthline, an organization that offers confidential and non-judgmental peer support by telephone, text, and online chat services.

“This year our focus is on educating people about queer intersectionality and how different aspects of being an oppressed group play into how people are treated,” said Esperanza Krementsova, a student and member of the Pink Day crew.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Carys Massarella of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, will share her personal experiences of being transgender.

“Pink day is a very meaningful day for us,” said guidance counsellor Catherine Wachter. “It teaches acceptance and helps to create a safer atmosphere.”

—Justin Vieira/Gleaner News

 

READ MORE:

NEWS: Celebrating pink at Harbord Collegiate Institute (May 2016)

NEWS: Break out the pink on April 13 (April 2016)

UTS goes pink, students unite (April 2015)

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