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CCCC Invites the Community to Come Sign the White Ribbon Day Pledge

Men Combat Violence Against Women with White Ribbon Day Event

As a local affiliate of the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day (WRD), Cape Cod Community College will be hosting a campus-wide a “Sign the Pledge” event.

President Cox signing a pledge posterLarge posters will be placed in the College’s Grossman Cafeteria, and in the North-Wilkens Connector, and individuals will be encouraged to sign a poster that contains the WRD pledge, and then take a white ribbon and wear it as an expression of their feelings and support for the cause. The public is strongly encouraged to join in making this commitment.

“By participating in this event, men and boys will show they do not tolerate or condone men’s violence towards women, men, or children,” stated David Ziemba, Co-Chair of the College’s WRD planning committee, speaking about the significance of the white ribbon.

The annual White Ribbon Day is a statewide campaign sponsored by Jane Doe Inc (JDI). Throughout the month, men across the state will show their support by encouraging others in their organizations, families and workplaces to wear a white ribbon, place a poster up at their workplaces, spread the word about the campaign and its aims, organize local events to speak out against violence towards women, and challenge attitudes and behaviors which condone or tolerate violence.

“This campaign is not only about preventing individual acts of violence, but also about fostering a broader framework that promotes healthy relationships and promotes positive masculinity,” said Craig Norberg-Bohm, Coordinator of the Men’s Initiative for JDI.

Cape Cod Community College White Ribbon Day Event:
Wednesday March 1, 11:00am-1:00pm
Grossman Commons and North-Wilkens Connector