The 7th Annual White Ribbon Day in Greater Cleveland and across the State of Ohio will be Friday November 17th, 2017. We invite everyone to join in us in promoting healthy non-violent relationships. White Ribbon Day in Greater Cleveland is sponsored by Cuyahoga County, the Ohio Attorney General, the Healthy Fathering Collaborative, Passages and YWCA Greater Cleveland.
There will be a public rally on the steps of the Domestic Relations Courthouse at 1 Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland at 12:00 PM on November 17th, 2017. White ties will be placed on the statues of two of our nation’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.
Young men from the Male Minority Leadership Group at Orange High School will be the featured speakers at the 2017 Rally. We expect over 10,000 men, women, youth and children across the state to participate in the campaign this year.
We are encouraging everyone to wear a white tie or white ribbon to take a strong positive and public stance against violence against women, intimate partners of all genders and children. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women, men, youth, or children.
The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world working to end violence against women. The Campaign started in Canada in 1991 when a handful of men in Canada decided they had a responsibility to speak out about violence against women.