From the Anti-Racism Coalition of Vancouver (ARC), Chair: “We only have 16,600 signatures and would like to top 25,000 before our meeting with the Honourable Jennifer Whiteside Minister of Education on March 18th.”

In British Columbia, thousands of students wear pink shirts in support of anti-bullying. Orange Shirt Day has also been introduced across Canadian schools, where students wear orange shirts in solidarity with Indigenous victims of the residential school system.

ARC Vancouver is petitioning for Black Shirt Day to be introduced in BC, in recognition of the struggle for civil rights fought by Black and racialized Canadians. We propose that Black Shirt Day be established on January 15th, the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the great civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Please sign the petition here and to read more: