SPORTS TEAMS JOIN WHITE RIBBON DAY!

young men 4 change High School Men's Sports Teams are invited to join Massachusetts White Ribbon Day as White Ribbon Teams. WRD is all about public action projects, and the
action project for your sports team is to run banner signing week in your school.

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MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

> See our current list of Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Ambassadors!

> Discover our new Exhibit: Displays of Character!


BECOME AN AMBASSADOR TODAY!

Ambassadors agree to wear the ribbon on White Ribbon Day and recruit 5 to 10 male friends and colleagues to join them in taking the WRD pledge.

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SIGN THE WHITE RIBBON PLEDGE

Individuals can take the pledge and add their name to the growing number of men in Massachusetts who have joined this campaign. Note: Ambassadors need not do both.

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PURCHASE WHITE RIBBON PINS!

We now have white ribbon pins available for purchase on our site. Join the cause today and purchase pins for your organization.

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Proclamation Kit Materials


PROCLAIM MARCH 1, 2017
WHITE RIBBON DAY

1. Summary
2. Something for Individuals
3. Proclamation Events
4. Register Your Event
5. Sample scripts, emails, press releases and more
6. Frequently Asked Questions

The first Thursday in March is Massachusetts White Ribbon Day (WRD).

Due to considerations in finding a suitable event location this year, the next WRD will be on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Jane Doe Inc. will declare the 10th annual statewide Massachusetts White Ribbon Day to call upon men of good heart to stand up and be counted as allies against male violence against women. Please join by participating in a local proclamation event. We encourage proclamation events to take place anytime that fits in the local calendar, before or after the statewide WRD.

Massachusetts White Ribbon Day 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 any individual can do:

During the week of March 1st, 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.


Level 2 - Formal Municipal Proclamation

Formal Proclamation

WHO CAN DO A PROCLAMATION

Towns
Cities
Organizations
Schools
Hospitals
Religious Institutions

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
  • WHY

    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 women;
  • 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.

  • Register Your Event

    Register Your Event for the Press Kit

    Afterwards, Please submit Your Event Response Here


    Proclamation Kit Materials

    WRD Event Poster
    English (PDF) Portuguese (PDF) Spanish (PDF)

    Proclamation Planner Check List (PDF)
    Proclamation Language (doc)

    Script For Leading The Pledge (PDF)
    The Full White Ribbon Day Pledge (PDF)

    Draft Local Campaign Press Release (doc)
    Draft Local Event Press Release (doc)

    Printable Wallet Cards To Go With Ribbons (Spanish) (PDF)
    Printable Wallet Cards To Go With Ribbons (Portuguese) (PDF)
    Printable Wallet Cards To Go With Ribbons (English) (PDF)

    Pledge Signing Poster (men and boys) (PDF)
    Pledge Signing Poster (anyone) (PDF)

    Talking Points For Presenters (PDF)

    Purchase White Ribbon Pins Online

    Bulletin Board Display Kits


    Note that the Printable Wallet Cards are formatted for use with Avery Business Card stock and are compatible with these products: 28373, 5881, 8373, 8869.