Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant and City Councilor (and MJWC member and past-president) Katie Robey held a press conference this morning to recognize “White Ribbon Day” in the City of Marlborough and across Massachusetts.

Massachusetts White Ribbon Day is connected with an international campaign called The White Ribbon Campaign. The White Ribbon Campaign was created by a handful of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man’s massacre of fourteen women in Montreal. They began the White Ribbon Campaign to urge men to speak out against violence against women.

Joining Mayor Vigeant and Councilor Robey were the Marlborough Junior Women’s Club President Theresa Frias and General Federation of Women’s Club Vice-President Sheila Shea, as well as student-athletes from Marlborough High School who took the pledge to help be part of the solution of ending violence against women.