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When We Stand Together, No One Stands Alone

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Check out the resources we’ve collected on Bullying Prevention efforts both in PAUSD and nationally.

What is UNITY Day?

Unity Day is an event celebrated across America every year to promote kindness and togetherness in our schools. We have celebrated Unity Day here in Palo Alto every year starting in 2013.

While each school might do different activities with the help of teachers, parents and student leaders, they have shared a theme — “When We Stand Together, No One Stands Alone”.

Something everyone can do for Unity Day is to wear orange. This is a sign that all students, teachers and parents will stand together and do their part in supporting the ideas of kindness and unity. So on Unity Day, there is a mass of people wearing orange at our schools!

Get Involved

Wear orange on Unity Day! You can also help organize activities at your school. Past activities have included unity chains, art projects, diversity lessons, special book displays in the library, and more. Contact your principal, PTA, or school rep to find out how you can help.

Unity Day Resources

Info on National Unity Day
Organized by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
PACER’s Bullying Prevention Page
Resources, Videos, Classroom Ideas, and more.
Book Club/Book List
Books that can be used in our libraries and classroom to support the messages of Unity Day.

Unity Day in Palo Alto, past years

2021 Video produced by Innovation & Agility Team

Slideshow of PAUSD’s 2017 Unity Day Celebration

2017 PAUSD Parent Ed, ‘Social Emotional Learning Journey  Towards Unity’

PAUSD’s Unity Day Celebration for 2016
Includes photos of activities and celebration throughout our schools.

Palo Alto Pulse Article on 2014 Unity Day

2014 City of Palo Alto Resolution on Celebrating Unity Day City-wide