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Kindness Pins

Kindness Pin

Each Kindness Pin comes with the New York Times Safety Pin Movement article and this card (front):

Pro-Kindness
Wearing this safety pin means:

I offer safety to people who are afraid of being bullied

  • you can sit next to me
  • you can talk to me
  • you can ask me for help

I will speak out when I see someone being bullied or harassed.

I defend the human rights of refugees, immigrants, Muslims, minorities, LGBTQ, women, and vulnerable people by volunteering or donating to human rights organizations or being politically active.

I support a policy of kindness.

(back of Kindness Pin card)

Kindness Pins

To order more pins with this message card: send $5 for a package of 5 pins by check written to Friendship and mailed to PO Box 5231, Eugene, OR 97405. Includes shipping and handling. Or contact info@friendshipwithcamboda.org

Profits from sales support anti-bullying education through Southern Poverty Law Center.

Teaching Tolerance's educational kits and subscriptions to its magazine are FREE to classroom teachers, librarians, school counselors, school administrators, professors of education, youth directors at houses of worship and employees of youth-serving nonprofit organizations.

Friendship with Cambodia includes in its mission teaching kindness, peace and compassion. We have heard from the parents and counselors of children of color that, since the election, more children are being bullied and many are afraid.

Friendship with Cambodia is promoting the anti-bullying educational materials offered by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

We are also supporting the Safety Pin Movement by selling safety pins decorated with a heart and have a message about a policy of kindness.

Sold in packs of 5 Kindness Pins
$5 per pack
Includes shipping and handling.

Cambodia's recent history illustrates the danger of movements that promote hatred, discrimination, and demonize groups of people. The momentum of these movements needs to be stopped and that is what we are trying to do, by promoting kindness and teaching tolerance to youth.

When we tell people about the genocide in Cambodia, when 1.7 million people died (educated and urban people were considered the enemy and killed) people ask us, "How could that happen?" Genocide is a process that develops in ten predictable stages starting with an "us and them" attitude. Preventive measures can be taken at each stage to stop the momentum.

From The Ten Stages of Genocide by Dr. Gregory Stanton:

Ultimately the best antidote to genocide is popular education and the development of social and cultural tolerance for diversity. The movement that will end genocide must come not from international armed interventions, but rather from popular resistance to every form of discrimination; dehumanization, hate speech, and formation of hate groups; rise of political parties that preach hatred, racism or xenophobia; rule by polarizing elites that advocate exclusionary ideologies; police states that massively violate human rights; closure of borders to international trade or communications; and denial of past genocides or crimes against humanity.

"The movement that will end genocide in this century must rise from each of us who have the courage to challenge discrimination, hatred, and tyranny."
Gregory H. Stanton, President, Genocide Watch

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Friendship with Cambodia
P.O. Box 5231
Eugene, OR 97405
541-952-2009
info@friendshipwithcambodia.org