White Ribbon Campaign
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April 15, 2014
Tawayne Anderson and Riley Calzonetti, members of the men’s basketball team, working the White Ribbon Campaign Table on Main St.
The campaign is about Men taking a Stand in Violence Against Women to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Through the month of April, members of men’s athletic teams will be staffing the table, handing out white ribbon pins, and having community sign the pledge to “promise to be a part of the solution in ending violence against women”. Below is a more in depth description of the campaign.
This campaign is not about individual acts of violence but rather a broader framework that confronts unhealthy behaviors and promotes positive masculinity. It is about creating and fostering a deep mutual accountability among men to one another and to women, to uphold their commitments as fathers, partners, friends, colleagues, brothers, and sons of women and girls, to broaden definitions of masculinity that includes men and boys who support, nurture and foster authentic and respectful relationships.