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Brian Renard, Chairman, The Mankind Project, Cape & Islands Community

Important Men’s MARCH Scheduled for May 31 on  Cape Cod

Hyannis, MA, May 1, 2015 — The ManKind Project, Cape and Islands Community with the collaboration of Independence House and the NO More Campaign are hosting a Men’s March on May 31st at 1:00pm for men and boys joining together saying “NO More” to domestic violence and sexual assault. Individual men, businesses, civic organizations, police, fire, houses of worship, clubs and more are asked to march from the Hyannis Youth and Community Center through the Main Street District and returning back to the Community Center for a post‐March rally. Special guest speakers will include Boysen Hodgson, Director of Marketing and Communication for the ManKind Project; Rev. Steve Cordry from the Cape Cod Interfaith Coalition; The Cape and Island’s District Attorney’s Office; Lysetta Hurge Putnam, Executive Director of Independence House, and more. Proceeds from the March will benefit Independence House.

The ManKind Project is a national organization where men act on their individual and shared responsibility for the future of humanity by initiating and supporting men on a path of emotional maturity, spiritual awareness and deepening community. Brian Renard, Chairman for the March and member of the Mankind Project
states, “the March is to bring together men and start conversations about what we can do to be part of the solution in ending domestic violence and sexual assault’. Brian also indicated the importance of connecting men to thriving groups. “We want to have a strong show of organized groups, offering men who don’t otherwise connect, opportunities to be part of healthy community organizations.”

Suggested donations are $20 to march. Boys under 18 March for free.

“No More” is a public awareness and engagement campaign focused on ending domestic violence and sexual assault, aligned with hundreds of organizations working at the local, state and national levels on prevention, advocacy, and services for survivors.

Independence House, Inc. is Cape Cod’s leading resource, counseling and advocacy center to address and prevent domestic and sexual violence. Independence House serves the entire Cape Cod community and operates four locations (Hyannis, Falmouth, Orleans and Provincetown), offering free and confidential services to adults, teens and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.

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