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Greenfield Leaders to take White Ribbon Pledge


-By Kathleen McKiernan, Recorder Staff

(413) 772-0261  Ext. 268

On April 10th at 1:00 PM at the Town Common, the Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan's Office and the Mayor's Domestic Violence Task Force is holding a White Ribbon Day for community members to pledge against violence against women and girls.

Expected officials to attend include state Representative Paul Mark, Mayor William Martin, Town Council President Hillary Hoffman, Greenfield Police Chief Robert Haigh, Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan and Register of Probate John Merrigan.

It is the town's first White Ribbon Day.  Ribbons will be available in the Town Hall beforehand for people to pick up.

The White Ribbon Campaign is an international movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, to promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.  It began in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man's massacre of 14 women in Montreal.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Town Hall, second-floor meeting room.

For more information, contact  For more inforamtion on domestic or sexual violence, or to get help, go to, or call the local NELCWIT 24-Hour Crisis Line at (413) 772-0860.

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