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Mass. to Begin Annual ‘White Ribbon Day’ Campaign

BOSTON (AP) — Participants in an effort to end violence against women are organizing the sixth annual Massachusetts “White Ribbon Day” campaign to recruit men to become part of the solution.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and former state Sen. Jarrett Barrios will serve as co-chairs of this year’s campaign. Jane Doe Inc., a Massachusetts coalition against sexual assault and domestic violence, is set to begin the campaign Thursday.

The campaign seeks to engage men who are ready to help make a difference in their families, their workplaces and their communities.

On the first Thursday of March, Jane Doe hosts a statewide “White Ribbon Day” as the campaign’s centerpiece.

The international campaign began two years after the Montreal Massacre on Dec. 6, 1989, when a 25-year-old man opened fire and killed 14 female students.