PROCLAIM MARCH 7, 2013
WHITE RIBBON DAY
The first Thursday in March is Massachusetts White Ribbon Day, and
you are invited to proclaim March 7, 2013, White Ribbon Day
with the week of proclamations slated for March 4th - March 8th, 2013.
On March 7, 2013, Jane Doe Inc. will declare the sixth annual statewide White Ribbon Day Campaign to call upon men of good heart to stand up and be counted as allies against male violence against women. Please join by conducting a local proclamation event. We encourage proclamation events to take place anytime in the week of March 7, 2013.
Massachusetts White Ribbon Day 2013 is part of an international effort
to engage more men and boys to help end male violence against women.
Through this proclamation event, you can invite and inspire men in
your communities to make a public and private commitment to promote
respectful, safe and healthy relationships and communities.
Level 1 - Something any individual can do
"Take a Moment", something an individual can do:
During the week of March 7th, White Ribbon Day can be recognized as a single moment in a business meeting, any community event, any sporting event, or at a meal, where a moment can be set aside. The informational flyer is shared, the words read aloud, ribbons are distributed.
One simple step: Send an email to your list with this suggestion.
Level 2 - Formal Municipal Proclamation
The leadership of the town, city, organization or community proclaims White Ribbon Day. This proclamation is then communicated throughout the community
WHO CAN DO A PROCLAMATION
THE BASIC STEPS:
• a brief ceremony is arranged
• the presentation includes three or four speakers
• an audience is invited
• the local press is invited and engaged
• thank people for attending
• prepare a newsletter article
• prepare a newspaper story
The crux of the campaign is for individual men to take the White Ribbon pledge and to get involved in the local and statewide activities. The impact of thousands of men from all walks of life throughout Massachusetts declaring their commitment to this principle of non-violence will, with your help, be far-reaching and long-lasting.
Our goal is four-fold:
• Change social norms through public statements by men and create
a social and political climate that does not tolerate violence against
• Recognize and replicate the solid and powerful examples of men’s support already taking place in Massachusetts;
• Focus on the critical role that men can and must play to help break men’s silence and end sexual and domestic violence;
• Raise support for local sexual assault and domestic violence organizations as well as the state coalition.
Proclamation Planner Check List (PDF)
Proclamation Language (Doc)
Draft Local Campaign Press Release (DOC)
Draft Local Event Press Release DOC)
Printable Wallet Cards To Go With Ribbons (Spanish)
Printable Wallet Cards To Go With Ribbons (Portuguese)
Printable Wallet Cards To Go With Ribbons (English)
Pledge Signing Poster (men and boys) (PDF)
Pledge Signing Poster (people) (PDF)
Talking Points For Presenters (PDF)
Purchase White Ribbon Pins online
Note that the Printable Wallet Cards are formated for use with Avery Business Card stock and are compatible with these products: 28373, 5881, 8373, 8869