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Cambridge Celebrates White Ribbon Day 2017

Wear White on March 1 to Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

February 17, 2017

The City of Cambridge announced today that it will be proudly participating in a series of events for Cambridge White Ribbon Day during the week of Feb. 27–March 3. 

White Ribbon Day is an international campaign that asks men and boys, in particular, to stand up and speak out against gender-based violence by making a personal and public commitment to promoting equality, respect and non-violence in their relationships and all aspects of their lives.

This year’s activities, which include a “White Out” social media campaign, are designed to increase awareness about gender-based violence and get more men and boys actively engaged in this issue.

Cambridge White Ribbon Day 2017 is hosted by the recently formed men’s group, MENding CamBRIDGE, the Cambridge Public Health Department, and the City’s Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative.

White Ribbon Day Spotlight on Cambridge City Hall

Feb. 27–March 3

To raise awareness about gender-based violence, an image of a white ribbon will be projected at night on the façade of City Hall.
White Ribbon Day Event

2:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28
Outside Fitzgerald Theatre, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Entrance on Cambridge Street, between Felton and Ellery
Rain, snow, or shine

Take the White Ribbon Day Pledge and participate in a group photo afterward. Participants are encouraged to wear white.
Citywide White Ribbon Day “White Out”

March 1

All City of Cambridge employees, departments, schools, universities, organizations, businesses, families, and residents can get involved in the campaign by wearing white on the day of Wednesday, March 1. Anything white will do: a white hat, sweater, sweatshirt, collared shirt, t-shirt, or jacket. 
Gather with your family, friends, classmates and colleagues in your white clothes, take a selfie or group photo, and post it online (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using the hashtags #WRD2017 or #MENDCambMA.
For more information or to RSVP, visit the City’s White Ribbon Day Facebook page or www.cambridgema.gov/domesticviolence.

Suzy Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer

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