For the 3rd year in a row, Spin350 is proud to be a part of the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign in raising awareness about violence against women.

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn announced today that his office, working collaboratively with the Massachusetts Employers Against Domestic Violence and Jane Doe Inc., has once again partnered with the Boston Celtics to help stamp out domestic violence against women.

At Spin350, it is my great honor to be able to participate in this kind of pro bono design work with great organizations like these, in helping to raise awareness for causes that are so important, and help so many people. Through the DA’s office, we were asked to get involved in the project, and we were immediately on board. Our good friends at Cambridge Offset Printing, a woman owned business, also stepped up again this year with pro bono printing.

The initiative centers around the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign, which encourages men to take a pledge and serve as allies in ending all forms of violence perpetrated against women. This includes domestic and sexual violence, and extends to include stalking, human trafficking, and harmful traditional practices such as honor killings and femicide, among others.

The Celtics plan to join with this office and its partnering agencies at their March 16th game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the TD Garden in Boston. Staff members from the District Attorney’s Office and partnering agencies will be distributing thousands of white ribbons to men attending the game, to create a complete white out throughout the stands.

Celtics coaches and staff will wear white ribbons as a public show of their commitment to both oppose and address gender-based violence. Those in attendance at the game will also learn more about the White Ribbon Day Campaign throughout the game as public service announcements from Jane Doe Inc. and the Boston Celtics will be aired on the Lumberton.

The White Ribbon Day is a campaign to help raise awareness about the violence that women face and how to help. Jane Doe Inc., the great people behind the White Ribbon Day Campaign, is working to provide education, training and support for anti-violence campaigns, like this one. They want to make sure that people not only know about this injustice, but also know what to do when faced with an issue.

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About White Ribbon Day:

 White Ribbon Day is connected with the international White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) that was created by a group of Canadian men in 1991. The men formed the campaign in response to a 1989 massacre where fourteen women were systematically targeted and killed solely because of their gender. The White Ribbon Campaign was formed with a goal of urging men to speak out against violence against women. It also encourages men to sign a pledge to show their commitment. Today, the WRC is a worldwide campaign in over 60 countries that has collected well over 5 million signatures and growing.

About Massachusetts White Ribbon Day:

 Massachusetts White Ribbon Day was launched in 2008 by Jane Doe Inc., the statewide coalition to end domestic and sexual violence. For more information and to view this year’s “Reimagine Manhood” Public Service Announcement, visit http://www.janedoe.org/whiteribbonday. Men and boys are encouraged to become White Ribbon Day Ambassadors and invite their friends and colleagues to join them.  The pledge, ambassador sign up and campaign materials are also available at www.janedoe.org/whiteribbonday.

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