October 24 was Unity Day...a day set aside to unite together against bullying and to be united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. The day is celebrated by wearing orange...
"A color that
provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity"
says Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. PACER Center is an advocacy group for individuals/families with disabilities and created Unity Day in 2011, along with their National Bullying Prevention Center.
Kids' SAFARI and our Inclusion Liaisons Meg Huttner and Molly O'Brien, celebrated the day by wearing orange, making Unity signs, playing friendship BINGO, hosting a Unity parade, having parents sign a pledge against bullying, and performing the song
"You've Got a Friend in Me"
in sign language. A little competition between SAFARI sites had Olson Elementary coming out on top with their all orange snack choices for the kids afternoon snack!