"Make it orange, and make it end." It's the theme beyond tomorrow's Unity Day, a time set aside to stop bullying.
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, which is the organization sponsoring Unity Day, has been around since 2006. Their goal is to educate parents, teachers and students about the serious impact bullying has on our community. Unity Day began in 2011 as part of National Bullying Prevention Month. "Unity Day is a great time to send an orange message of solidarity against bullying" says Paula Goldberg, the Executive Director of PACER, she adds, "When we stand together, no one has to stand alone." PACER is encouraging you and your children to wear the color orange, write the word "Unity" on your hand or notebook and or create and wear an orange ribbon. They're also asking for you to get the word out on social media. You can do that by updating your Facebook status to "Unity Day, October 22nd", you can also post pictures of anyone wearing orange to PACER's Facebook page or tweet #UnityDay2014. Check out PACER's website to watch videos and read testimonials and even learn how young children can prevent bullying.