ONE MAN AT A TIME SPEAKERS SERIES
The YWCA Durham is booking speaking engagements throughout the Durham Region to raise awareness about Violence Against Women. The organization is hoping to speak to as many people as possible about the campaign and the services the YWCA Durham offers in our community.
“We are hoping to speak to as many service groups as possible during the fall and raise the profile of the organization and this very ambitious campaign. I know the community will show its support and help us reach our goal of $100,000 before March 31st, 2012” says Sue Dafoe, Manager of Communications and Fund Development. To have the YWCA Durham speak at your organization contact Sue Dafoe at (905) 567-6356 Ext.105 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Man At A Time is about raising awareness and engaging "well intentioned" and "well meaning" men and women in the process of speaking out about men's violence against women and children. It is our belief that while the vast majority of men are well intentioned and non-violent, the majority of perpetrators of violence against women are in fact men. For too long the effort to stop this abuse has been primarily led by women. We believe in the worth of and equality of all persons, regardless of age or gender.
You see, at YWCA Durham we live these statistics every day. These women and children are not just numbers to us. We open our doors to them every single day of every year. We counsel. We mourn. We share. We support. We help. We heal.
We simply cannot end violence against women without men.
YWCA Durham is seeking 1,000 men to take the One Man At A Time Pledge and to validate the pledge with a $100 donation.
Your donation helps to bring much needed awareness to this issue and to our organization, enriching the lives of many women and children through the YW's work. You are an important part of that circle of giving and we want you to know that your efforts really do make a difference.
Did you know...
One Man At A Time Pledge:
"I pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women and children."