You may be like me and think to yourself why am I seeing all these safety pins on social media, pinned to people and in daily conversation. In light of the results of the election, wearing a safety pin is a demonstration that signifies they are an ally or a safe person to people who are threatened by hatred.
Following the “Brexit” vote, many people in the UK took up the Safety pin to show their solidarity with people who are threatened by hatred and fear- so that without a word, people may see your safety pin and know that you are a friendly face, that they are “safe with you”
At Salem State, we support each other. The First Year Experience office will be distributing safety pins so you can participate too.
“I wear a safety pin to show that I care and will do all I can to combat homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, racism, sexism, and ableism.”