White Ribbon Campaign to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Women; UMaine Events Scheduled April 5-9

Contact: Brendan Carr at (207) 581-1508

ORONO — The University of Maine will work to raise awareness related to violence against women during its White Ribbon Campaign, Monday April 5-Friday April 9.  Members of the UMaine community, especially men, are encouraged to wear white ribbons as symbols of their opposition to violence against women.

The White Ribbon Campaign was started in 1991 by men who decided they had a responsibility to urge men to speak out about violence against women.  The white ribbon is a symbol of men’s opposition to violence against women.

Representatives of UMaine’s Safe Campus Project, which is organizing this activity, will deliver ribbons to some student organizations and interested faculty members.  Those without ribbons can pick them up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Memorial Union April 5-9.  Tables will be set up inside and outside of the building to distribute ribbons and informational cards.  All are encouraged to visit.