Like many other events, our White Ribbon Day 2021 ceremony went virtual – but that means you can participate in the event from home. Check out the video linked here to relive our White Ribbon Day 2021 event and to take the White Ribbon Day pledge!
White Ribbon Day is an international campaign, which began in Canada in 1991 after one man massacred 14 women. It calls upon men to stand up and be counted as allies, taking a pledge that they will “never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.”
This is the fourth year we have marked White Ribbon Day here in Melrose. Our event began with the reading of a White Ribbon Day proclamation by Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur, and included four Melrose High School student leaders reciting the pledge of non-violence. Melrose City Councilor Jack Eccles raised the White Ribbon Day flag in front of City Hall, accompanied by MHS drummers Ellis Iurilli-Hough and Will Dugan. MHS Guidance Counselor and MAAV SAB co-advisor Joe Parillo closed out the event.