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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2015 Archives > April 2015 > Everyone Matters Day

Everyone Matters Day


April 2, 2015 - Joining Mayors around the country, Mayor Byron Brown went to several local schools today to celebrate ‘Everyone Matters Day’ in an effort to encourage students and adults alike to treat everyone with respect and dignity.

“This is one of many great ways that we teach students that everyone, no matter how they differ from you, is important and has something to offer the world,” said Mayor Brown. “Everyone Matters Day builds upon my Buffalo Opportunity Pledge initiative and my State of the City message of increased diversity to continue the progress in Buffalo. I am happy to join my counterparts around the country in bringing this important message to our schools.”

Mayors from Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Portland, Austin, Charlotte, Anaheim, Tampa, Albuquerque, Louisville, Indianapolis, Newark, Kansas City, MO; Arlington, TX  are expected to participate, celebrating diversity and the contribution of its citizens. It is projected that 150 Schools in the U.S. and globally will organize ‘Everyone Matters Day’ activities such as the “Everyone Matters Tree,” the “#IAM/you are” affirmation and the “Kindness Challenge.”

Mayor Brown and students from five public schools – Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, International Prep, Frederick Law Olmsted, Occupational Training Center and Emerson School of Hospitality – will participate in the “#IAM” affirmation.