Friday, April 29, 2011

Day Without Hate

It bears repeating- we need less hate and violence and much more love in our world.

Today is the Day Without Hate here in Littleton, Colorado. The kids are all wearing white t-shirts to show solidarity and remembrance for the victims of school shootings. This is a county-wide project now, started a few years back Standley Lake HS in Westminster, CO, and was then adopted by Columbine HS and the rest of the county.

Here are some past photos, to show you an example of what the high school looks like leading up to today. I am hoping to have a chance to get up to the high school today to take some photos of this year's event.

You can- and should- click on any photo to see it larger- then you can read what it says. This first one is a list of school shootings. There are so many... it just makes me cry.



But the kids and this whole community- and communities across this country and Canada- are all working at stopping this madness. Raising awareness, focusing on being a little kinder to each other- just small changes in everyone's attitude and behaviour can make a huge difference.












So today, why don't we all share a smile, do a random act of kindness for someone, be extra nice to someone who seems to need it.
And while we're at it, why don't we keep this attitude going not only today, but every day.

Let's make EVERY day, a Day Without Hate!

2 comments:

Ben Reed said...

Hi! Thank you for blogging about Day Without Hate. I love all the pictures you posted. I wanted to offer one small correction, though. Day Without Hate actually started at Standley Lake High School in 2007 and spread throughout Jefferson County after that. Just wanted to let you know.

Christa Irell said...

You are right, Ben- thank you for correcting me here- I actually found that out that day and corrected it on Facebook, but forgot to do it here. I am going to correct the post right now! :)