Zonta Says No - December 7, 2016
Zonta “Takes a Stand in the Sand” to End Violence Against Women.
All people (and pets) are invited to join us.
For more information email us at info@ZontaSanCap.com
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Zonta clubs from Lee County and their supporters will once again be “Taking A Stand In The Sand” on the Sanibel Causeway to call attention to a worldwide epidemic of violence against women. Members of the Zonta clubs of Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Sanibel, will be dressed in a blaze of orange, the official color of Zonta International’s “Zonta Says NO” campaign to end violence against women. December 7 falls during Zonta International’s “16 Days of Activism” which begin November 25, ZI’s common day of action and the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. During this period, more than 6,600 clubs and 30,000 Zontians around the globe will stage events to raise awareness of the issue through local service and advocacy initiatives.
Look for Zontians holding signs proclaiming “Zonta Says NO To Violence Against Women” on Sanibel Causeway Island B from 10:00 until 11:30AM. Educational materials will be provided by the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva’s local service partners including:
Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT), Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc. (HTAP), PACE Center For Girls of Lee County, SalusCare (formerly SWFAS and Lee Mental Health) and Friends In Service Here (FISH).
These agencies offer services to victims of domestic violence and other crimes, such as rape and human trafficking.
In previous years, both the Sanibel City Council and the Lee County Board of Commisioners have issued proclamations declaring their commitment to “Just Say NO” to violence against women.
The public is encouraged to attend the city council meeting as well as the “Take A Stand In The Sand” event and wear
orange to show their support.