WEAR IT PURPLE DAY
Friday 26 August 2022
Wear It Purple Day is now an international movement of expression, celebration and support. By wearing purple on the last Friday of August, you will demonstrate to hundreds of thousands of rainbow young people across Australia that you see them, you support them, and you respect them.
This year the theme is ‘Still me, still human’. The message is that people tend to focus on labels, the news story, the target or data and forget what we truly are – human.
Our 2022 theme encapsulates the message of humanity, honesty, integrity and authenticity when discussing all diverse identities within the LGBTQIA+ community. It reassures us that the world is changing for the better to embrace a variety of diverse individuals and, over time, remove dehumanising stigmas surrounding LGBTQIA+ communities. ( WEAR IT PURPLE, 2022)
On 26 August Mordialloc College will be hosting Wear It Purple Day to promote awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community and to celebrate diversity specifically in the younger demographic. On this day students should aim to wear a splash of purple on their uniform to show their support. The school will be selling badges – $1 for small ones and $2 for larger badges. There will also be an art activity where students can write encouraging and inclusive messages about Wear It Purple Day. There will also be a Quiz about the LQBTQIA+ community.