UWS Students Take White Ribbon Pledge

By KBJR News 1

November 29, 2010 Updated Nov 29, 2010 at 7:32 PM CDT

SUPERIOR, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - A campaign to end violence against woman kicked off "White Ribbon" week at the University of Wisconsin Superior today.

The program is designed to bring people together, educate and discourage violent actions.

During white ribbon week students and community members are encouraged to sign a petition, pick up a white ribbon and spread the word to end violence.

The White Ribbon campaign started in Canada and has since spread to 47 countries.

"I thought that this would be a great avenue for UWS to just open the conversation, Not that there is specifically an issue that I have seen with violence against woman, but I know that it happens, and I think it would be a great way to open up a conversation about how we view woman, and people in general," said Joe Morcomb, a Men's Outreach Education intern.

To pick up a white ribbon in support of the cause you can go to the Yellowjacket Union Hall on the UWS campus between 11am-1pm all week.

UWS also invites everyone to a brown bag discussion with Frank Jewell (Director of Men as Peacemakers) Friday, Dec. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in the MWC 2420.

The topic is "Stop it Before it Starts: Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence."

The campaign video can be found at:

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