Anti – Bullying Event: Catwalk with a Cause
The 6th of March, international anti-bullying day, is a day that calls to action; an action that unites. Our community and our society at large must not tolerate marginalization. We must act against bullying in all of its manifestations.
ACT - The American College of Thessaloniki, standing by its mission to cultivate individual and civic responsibility as well as respect towards others, organized on that day an event aiming to do exactly that: to awaken understanding and empathy. The Anti-bullying Fashion Show, organized by students of the undergraduate and graduate programs was ACT's innovative and original way to raise awareness. Joining forces with the 2nd gymnasium of Giannitsa and other anti-bullying parties, supported by volunteers and ACT alumni who offered from clothing to make up services to music, the wonderful models, both young men, and women, delivered a strong and passionate message. The invited speaker Father Christos Mitsios summed it up beautifully: "We need to do some soul searching. We need to reconnect with our civilization, our humanity. How did we get to torture other human beings? Each is entitled to their difference."
The photograph where all models hold hands on the runway at the end says exactly that: united we are doing something about it.
This is a summary of a long article in Greek written by the ACT English major Katerina Dimitriadou.