Independence House Calendar of workshops, fundraisers, training, community outreach and awareness events.
Cape Cod White Ribbon Day
March 1@9:00 am - 11:00 am
Leaders to speak about violence against women at 6th annual Cape Cod White Ribbon Day set for March 1
A Call for Men and Boys to take Action
The Yarmouth Police Department, Independence House and the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office will collaborate for a 6th year to bring White Ribbon Day to Cape Cod.
White Ribbon Day is a national campaign that calls on men and boys to stand up in solidarity and take a pledge, wear a white ribbon and be part of a positive change movement by saying NO to violence against women and girls, and all gender based violence.
This free community event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am A light breakfast and meeting space are generously donated by the Cape Cod Irish Village, 822 Route 28 in South Yarmouth.
The event brings an invitation for men of all ages throughout Cape Cod to attend. Women also welcome and encouraged to attend as well as local media.
This year’s powerful speaker lineup includes:
- Michael O’Keefe, Cape and Islands District Attorney;
- James Cummings, Barnstable County Sheriff
- Lysetta Hurge-Putnam, Independence House Executive Director
- Jonathan Thompson; aka the Mayor of Cape Cod
- Beth Lindstrom; Candidate for U.S. Senate
- Mary Padilla, Chief of Police at Cape Cod Community College;
- George (Tony) Morrison, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Principal
- Cat Wilson, aka Country 104’s That Girl in the Morning
The White Ribbon Campaign was founded in 1991 by a group of men committed to ending men’s violence against women through education, discussion, and action. The campaign was founded after fourteen female students were systematically targeted because of their gender and killed by a gunman at the University of Montreal. Over twenty five years later the initiative has grown into the largest effort in the world addressing gender violence. The international campaign was introduced to Massachusetts by Jane Doe, Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence as the “Massachusetts White Ribbon Campaign”. (www.whiteribbonday.janedoe.org).
Questions about events? Contact Donna at: email@example.com or call 508.771.6507 x221