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星期三, 3月 02, 2016

3/3 will be the 9th Annual Massachusetts White Ribbon Day

What do Governor Charlie Baker, Andre Tippett of the New England Patriots, Middlesex Sherriff Peter Koutoujian, MassHousing Community Affairs Director Thaddeus Miles, Newburyport High School student, slam poet Charlie Lake, DraMatik Hip-Hop performer Andres Gonzalez, and U.S. Coast Guard Captain Brett Millican all have in common?

These are the newest White Ribbon Day Ambassadors in Massachusetts and each will be speaking (and in two cases performing!) at the State House on Thursday, March 3 at 1 PM at the 9th Annual Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Proclamation Event.  Details here:  https://whiteribbonday.splashthat.com/

Daily stories of sexual violence and domestic abuse continue to fill the airwaves in cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth and across the globe.  We can and must do better. These men have taken a pledge to be part of the solution in addressing violence against women and all gender-based violence by reimagining manhood and by acknowledging the important role  men play in perpetuating it, even if they are not the ones committing it. This solution requires a wholesale change in how we think about masculinity, aggression, power, and status.