Salem State male athletes and staff sign White Ribbon pledge to end violence against women

Salem State basketball team

Throughout the month of March, males across Salem State University’s five campuses have been lining up to sign an oversized pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. The pledge is part of the international White Ribbon Campaign, whose goals are several-fold: to educate young people—especially young men and boys—about the issue, to challenge everyone to speak up and to raise public awareness about violence against females.

Throughout the week of March 5-9, members of the university’s men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and tennis teams—along with their coaches and trainers and male members of the athletic center’s staff—took the pledge to show their support. During the week of March 19, the giant pledge banner will travel to Salem State’s North Campus, where it is hoped that men from across the university will continue to add their signatures—and their support.

Photo: Members of the Salem State University basketball team line up to sign the White Ribbon pledge.