The University of Colorado Student Government would like to remind students that April 26 is recognized nationally as "A Day Without Hate." After hearing about the tragedy at Virginia Tech in 2007, a small committee of students and teachers felt the need to do something, anything, to respond and make a difference, whether big or small. After brainstorming, “A Day Without Hate” was founded. The first step in ending violence in schools. In May of 2007, the students of Standley Lake High School were encouraged to wear white and join in on the small activities that had been planned to show their commitment to unity and respect for one another. The day was an overwhelming success.
Since then, students across Colorado and the nation have decided to take this incredibly positive day to their communities to say that they will not tolerate violence or prejudice, and will reach out to friends and acquaintances and say, “We’re all in this together.” In an effort to raise awareness to school violence, and further the initiative to end it, we would like to continue the tradition of "A Day Without Hate" on campus this year.
Who are we doing this for and why?