Pink Shirt Day, or Anti-Bullying Day, is a day when people wear pink to take a stand against bullying. This year, at Roots of Empathy, we dressed some of our ROE babies, or ‘Tiny Teachers’, in pink! At ROE, our babies act as a reminder of our own vulnerability. Through our ‘Tiny Teachers’ children understand that we are all bigger babies and therefore still vulnerable to bullying or any cruelty. Empathy is a brake against bullying. Our latest show in the Children’s Gallery displays anti-bullying art from our ROE program students.
This theme chronicles 21 wishes made for the world of 2021 by 8 and 9 year old children from Roots of Empathy programs. We are humbled by their insights, their empathy, and their hopeful generous spirits. Children sitting in the classrooms of today are the citizens, the leaders, and the parents of tomorrow.