Next week on the Birmingham campus, middle school and upper school students have the opportunity to support the grassroots efforts of four 6th grade students who have put together a positive campaign in response to some shoe-shaming that has occurred in the 6th grade this year. Shoe-shaming is the practice of picking on another student because of brand of shoe or style of shoe worn. Sixth grade students Bella Vartanian, Jaanaki Radhakrishnan, Grace Degazio, and Ava Bagne ask that students participate in a week of playful shoe-themed days to show support for footwear freedom, making the Birmingham campus a place where students are not judged by their footwear.
Monday, May 2, 2016: Socks with Crocs Day–or sandals with socks
Tuesday, May 3, 2016: House Slippers Day
Wednesday, May 4, 2016: Mismatched Shoes Day
Thursday, May 5, 2016: Fancy Shoes Day
Friday, May 6, 2016: Sticky Notes on Shoes Day (Place a Post-It on your shoes that expresses your support of footwear freedom.)
Please join in the fun and support the effort to keep Roeper a place where students feel safe and respected, “defeeting” footwear oppression.