Lesson Eight After finishing reading L8, we all know that the yellow ribbon is a way to show support for the person who has been away for a long time under a particularly different circumstances such as war or prison.
In fact, besides the yellow ribbon, there are still many colors of awareness ribbons in use today, and they are used as a way for the wearer to make a statement of support for a cause( 理想 ) or issue( 爭議 ).
let’s first make sure that we understand what each color represents. The meaning behind the awareness ribbon depends on its color. Before we match the ribbons with their associated meanings,
The color pink is now associated with womanhood.
Red is the color of blood, the passion, romance and sex.
Green is the color symbolizing earth, nature, and in a broader sense, life.
In the western world, black is a symbol of mourning ( 哀痛 ).
In English heraldry, orange denotes strength, honour, generosity, and prosperity.
The rainbow flag has the different colors symbolizing diversity ( 多樣性 ) in the gay community ( 群落 ).
In India, white stands for peace and purity. In English heraldry ( 紋章學 ), white signified brightness , purity , virtue and innocence.
Brown is the color of many soils, animals, tree barks, and many other things in nature.
2. If you would like to show the fight against AIDS, you could display_____ to speak your mind. 1. Supporting for the gay rights, you could wear…….
3. Showing support for those affected by breast cancer and breast cancer research, what could you wear? 4. If you would like to speak out for anti-tobacco---particularly anti-second hand smoke, you can consider displaying_____to speak your mind.
5. Opposing violence against women, what could you wear? 6. If you would like to speak out against Terrorism ( 恐怖行動 ), you can consider displaying_____to speak your mind.
7. Showing support for organ donation and transplant ( 移植 ), you could wear…… 8. In order to demonstrate your commitment ( 支持 ) to multiculturalism, you may wrap yourself with _______.