SOURCE: VDA Productions
February 17, 2011 15:00 ET
Event Production Experts VDA Productions Sponsors White Ribbon Day Event
Jane Doe Inc. Spearheads Annual Opportunity for Massachusetts to Join International Human Rights Effort With a Fresh Look Provided by VDA Productions
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2011) - VDA Productions, innovative designers and fabricators specializing in Event Production, Tradeshow Booth Design, Conference Stage Design, Permanent Installations and Themed Event Décor, today announced that they will again work with Jane Doe Inc. (JDI), committed to working on behalf of all sexual assault and domestic violence victims -- regardless of gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, to produce and sponsor Massachusetts White Ribbon Day.
White Ribbon Day is connected with an international campaign called The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) that 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. Today, the WRC is a worldwide campaign in over 55 countries that has collected well over 5 million signatures and continues to grow.
"We are excited to once again work with Jane Doe Inc. to produce and sponsor this event," said Bob Russo, Director of Creative Services at VDA. "We have been a proud sponsor of this event since its inception 3 years ago. White Ribbon Day is a men's initiative that I feel personally very strongly about and I am grateful that my colleagues at VDA Productions support me in this endeavor."
Since launching the campaign in Massachusetts in 2008, Jane Doe Inc. has recruited over 400 White Ribbon Day Ambassadors and tens of thousands of men and boys have signed the pledge. JDI spearheaded this opportunity for Massachusetts to join this international effort for human rights to engage men to help end violence against women, men and children. The approach is one of celebrating positive masculinity; inviting men and boys to be leaders to help end violence against women; and encouraging men and boys to contribute to a solution in any number of ways.
JDI'S GOALS FOR WHITE RIBBON DAY 2011:
On March 3, 2011, men throughout Massachusetts will once again speak out to help:
Change societal attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate and make excuses for violence against women!
Promote safety and respect in all relationships and situations!
Foster a positive image of masculinity and invite all men and boys to join in a celebration of personal peace and cooperation!
Build a network of resounding voices that will support and advance JDI initiatives and JDI members!
Men and boys can take the White Ribbon Day pledge, attend a local event sponsored by a White Ribbon Day Affiliate or organize a pledge event on their own. Men and boys are also encouraged to become White Ribbon Day Ambassadors and invite their friends and colleagues to join them. The pledge, ambassador sign up and event materials are available at www.janedoe.org/whiteribbonday. The goals of Massachusetts White Ribbon Day extend beyond the specific date. We welcome participants to carry the spirit of the campaign throughout the year.
About Jane Doe Inc.
Jane Doe Inc. (JDI) is the statewide membership coalition of sixty sexual and domestic violence programs in Massachusetts. JDI advocates for responsive public policy, promotes collaboration, raises public awareness, supports our member programs to provide comprehensive prevention and intervention services and works for the safety, dignity and liberty of survivors. Offering unparalleled leadership in Massachusetts, JDI is a catalyst for changing the way society views and reacts to sexual and domestic violence in ways that make our communities safer today and for future generations. JDI is an active partner in state, national and international movements to promote human rights and social justice.
About VDA Productions
Way back in the day, we began as a themed décor event company and over the years have worked to build the most extensive inventory of themed scenics in New England, expanding our product offerings into Corporate Meeting Stages, Tradeshow Booths, Museum Exhibits and Permanent Themed Environments.
From solid, virtually full-scale facades, to stretch fabric panels and columns, you could say that VDA has been the gold standard in themed décor since the industry launched over twenty-five years ago! Full room transformations for Hospitality, food station backings, centerpieces, theatrical lighting, entryway elements, furniture and props for Awards functions are but a small sampling of the design/production services that our fully in-house team of creative themed specialists is ready to deliver to your next event.
At VDA, we've created a culture of innovation, trust and integrity with our clients and among our colleagues. We believe passionately that we are offering the best solutions to our clients' program needs and challenges. We look forward to connecting with you! You can visit our website at www.vdaproductions.com and our blog at http://discoveries.vdaproductions.com. Follow us on Twitter, and become a VDA fan on Facebook -- Let's start a conversation about how our experience and creativity can help you realize your goals.