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White Ribbon Campaign

White Ribbon Campaign
Posted on 03/21/2015
This is the image for the news article titled White Ribbon Campaign White Ribbon Campaign, by Julianna Vadnais

 

On March 5, 2015, Ware Junior Senior High School took part in the White Ribbon Campaign that was facilitated by the Domestic Violence Task Force. Students in grades 7 to 12 pledged to never commit, condone, or remain silent about domestic abuse. Each individual read aloud the pledge and then signed their name on a piece of paper that was shaped as a handprint. Our school’s Domestic Violence Task Force will create a display of all the handprints to spell out “I Pledge” in the main lobby of the school. This is not the first year that we, as a group, have taken part in this campaign and it will not be the last. We believe it is very important to share this ongoing issue with our school and be the voices of our community. Over the years, we have successfully presented our peers with informative material that has opened their minds. On this day, it wasn’t just Ware who participated in the White Ribbon Campaign. More than 500 men from the military, high schools, colleges, and community groups all became allies at the State House for the 8th Annual Statewide Proclamation Event. The White Ribbon Campaign has become worldwide in 60 countries and is still growing. We have finally accepted that this problem surrounds all of us and we are ready to take charge and be part of the solution. Domestic violence is no longer ignored and the White Ribbon Campaign has been a large component of getting people around the world to realize this.