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MA Annual White Ribbon Day - March 6, 2014 at 12 noon at #Lowell City Hall

From City of Lowell – City Manager’s Domestic Violence Task Force:

Calling all men. Boys and men will be standing up against the domestic violence of women. Boys and men from diverse communities all have a unique role to play in promoting equality, respect and non-violence in our relationships and all aspects of our lives.

Take the pledge. Raise your voice and be proud to make a personal and public commitment to help end sexual and domestic violence. All are welcomed to attend. The symbolic white ribbons will be distributed and Speakers will include: Manager Bernard Lynch, Mayor Rodney Elliot, Chief of police Taylor, Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian, State Rep’s, youth build volunteers and more. All in attendance will recite the White Ribbon Pledge.

Annual White Ribbon event.
When: March 6th @ 12 noon
Where: City Hall/Lobby & Stairs

In addition, CTI’s Youth build has finished a display for men’s statements against domestic violence of women and pledge sheets are ready (attached). Please copy and distribute to interested men in your dept’s. We will have one large display in City Hall Lobby and a smaller display at the Lowell Senior Center. These pledge sheets will be utilized for men to write a statement or poem, picture, etc. about why they are against domestic violence of women. Sheets will be available at the Senior Center front desk, City Manager’s Office-Lynda Clark & Greeters desk in City Hall Lobby. We would like to receive several back for display. We would like to collect them all by Friday, Feb. 28th. The drop off location is the City Manager’s Office, Attn: Lynda Clark or the front desk of Lowell Senior Center – 276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA. Please talk to as many men as you can about voicing their opinion for the display. Thank you.

Chairperson for the City Managers Domestic Violence task force Kathy Kelly and I will be meeting on March 3rd at 9 am, City Hall, Mayor’s Reception Room to review the sheets collected, before they are hung.