On October 19, 2017, join CCA, GLAAD and millions of Americans who will wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and in support of LGBT youth. Wearing purple on October 19 is a simple way to show the world that you stand by these courageous young people and a simple way to stand UP to the bullies.
What is Spirit Day?
Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. Following a string of high-profile suicide deaths of gay teens, GLAAD worked to involve millions of teachers, workplaces, celebrities, media outlets and students in going purple on social media or wearing purple, a color that symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Spirit Day now occurs every year on the third Thursday in October, during National Bullying Prevention Month, and has become the most visible day of support for LGBT youth.
What is CCA doing for Spirit Day?
Geauxing Purple, of course!
CCA, our partners, educators and community leaders will be Geauxing Purple in their schools, workplaces, and around town. We are also reaching out to local schools, teachers, administrators, media outlets and businesses to encourage them to Geaux Purple as well.
How do I get involved?
Getting involved is easy, and there are so many ways to do it!
- Pledge to Geaux Purple on October 19th
- Wear a Stand Up to Bullying sticker (available at our Second Sunday Brunch on October 8th at Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Restaurant)
- Geaux Purple on social media by using our special Spirit Day logo
- Join the local and national Facebook events, and invite your friends!
- Tweet your support, pictures and encouragement with the hashtags #spiritday #geauxpurple
- Consider donating to our Anti-Bullying Campaign to help fund stickers and info cards we give to students and teachers every Spirit Day
How can I support LGBT students?
Visit our Stand Up campaign page for more information on how you can support LGBT students and stand up to bullying