Movement Started For #BemidjiRespect
A new movement to stand together and show support for those who have been bullied, or have experienced hostile situations is spreading across Bemidji.
In recent days, adults and children around Bemidji have experienced incidents of hostility and harassment simply because of who they are. For a group of concerned citizens who felt something had to be done, they created #BemidjiRespect.
The Bemidji respect group acknowledges Bemidji’s full history, which they say has experienced racial, economic, and other disparities and injustices. Which is why this new group of concerned citizens says they can no longer not ignore these issues.
#BemidjiRespect invites everyone to stand with the program as they affirm shared values of mutual respect and appreciation for everyone’s differences.
In Sunday’s edition of the Bemidji Pioneer, #BemidjiRespect will take out a full page ad listing businesses and organizations that stand by the cause. The hope is that those who are bullied see the ad and will know they have support.
This is only the beginning, #BemidjiRespect is hoping to grow the message of acceptance and respect, improving the quality of life for all in the city.
If you would like to join the #BemidjiRespect movement, click here:firstname.lastname@example.org