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Update after the Very Busy Month of October

October was a very busy month! Between Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, early preparations for White Ribbon Day 2011, and work with the Men’s Initiative, it’s been great to see all the activity and I want to recognize a few of the efforts going on.

Earlier in the month, we hosted a Brown Bag Lunch for some of our partners. I was glad to see returning attendees and excited to welcome a few who’d never participated in one of our Brown Bag Lunches before. The meeting featured a presentation on mentorship by Warren Ivey, from the Family Service of Greater Boston. The presentation gave us a lot to think about and a few of us were able to linger afterwards for some interesting discussion. Read More...

We’re Just Past the Mid-way Point

We’re just past the mid-way point: Massachusetts White Ribbon Day 2011 is just over four months away. Mark your calendars now for Thursday, March 3 for our big statewide event that we hope everyone can attend! This day will be a kick-off for local white ribbon events around the Commonwealth during the week of March 4 – 11.

One of the great aspects of our White Ribbon Day Campaign is the opportunity to speak to a wide range of men and boys about what we can be and are doing to promote equality and respect and help end violence against women.

For instance, I found myself being honored to receive formal recognition from the US Air Force 439th Airlift Wing. To help them recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I was asked to speak to 50 air force military personnel about the importance of male leadership in ending men’s violence against women. Read More...