Tue March 25, 2014
Vera House Gears Up for Its White Ribbon Campaign
Aside from people outside enjoying a mild weather forecast for this Friday, you might also see a lot of walking from Clinton to Armory Square during the lunch hour in support of women.
“And we invite every person of any age, gender to pin on a ribbon, wear a wristband, eat some chocolate and have conversations about our role in being empowered bystanders,” she said, “and challenging abusive behavior, language, comments and jokes whenever we hear them.”
Vera House receives about 15,000 calls every year for domestic or sexual violence cases and offers support for women (and sometimes even men who also face abuse). The pre-kickoff walk gets underway at noon on Friday at Clinton Square.