FANTASTIC IDEAS: STRAWS MADE OF PASTA – SHARED BY MEGAN WOLF!

To follow up on where to purchase straws not made of plastic, Ainsley Smith shared that craft stores carry paper straws, and that Common Crow and REI have metal straws. Megan Wolf has found paper straws multiple times at Marshalls.

Ainsley sent a link to 100 percent biodegradable rainbow straws on Amazon and also a five piece metal rainbow straw set from Kleen Kanteen. She writes, “also check out @CleanGloucester on Saturday’s for#StrawFreeSaturday tips.

Megan shares the following, ” I wasn’t served a single straw on my entire 28 day tour throughout Europe. I have since been very mindful not to use any and am sure to ask my server “no straw, please.” I’ve noticed a lot more establishments have become aware of this issue and are incorporating alternatives.” She included the video. Love this idea-pasta straws are the way to go!

Thank you Ainsley and Megan for your ideas and input!

 

One Billion Rising event at City Hall

 

IMG_20180214_152726The Gloucester Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse, Strong Men Don’t Bully, HAWC, the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center, and the City of Gloucester annual event was packed  at City Hall . And it soared, especially artist Megan Wolf stunning song and brave Laura Crook.

Thank you Gloucester

A sail form in the Winter mural seemed more  heart 💓 shaped than ever

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OBR Flyer #metoo final

One Billion Rising event at City Hall February 14 3pm

OBR Flyer #metoo final

read more and for more information contact Kelley Hiland, Public Health Nurse 978-325-5266 for the Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse::

ONE BILLION RISING

The Gloucester Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse, Strong Men Don’t Bully, HAWC, the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center, and the City of Gloucester invite you to join

ONE BILLION RISING TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS. RISE IN SOLIDARITY AND JOIN THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN!

On Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall, Gloucester will join with activists from around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to bring an end to violence against women and girls.

Featuring women’s rights activists Megan Wolf, Gloucester recording artist and Laura Crook, Actor, Writer, Survivor.

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion this adds up to more than one billion girls and women.

On February 14, Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken will lead our cry for justice, and our resolution that Gloucester will not look the other way, and that we will continue to seek justice for victims and survivors of abuse.

Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken notes: “This year more than ever, we join millions of women, girls and men around the world to demand an end to sexual assault and domestic violence. Here in Gloucester, as in many other communities of the U.S. we have been reviewing and strengthening our workplace procedures to assure sexual harassment is prevented. Please join us. ONE BILLION RISING is your opportunity to break the silence and speak out to express outrage at the number of girls and women who endure these injustices.”

WE WILL NOT BE SILENT ABOUT ABUSE Bring pots, pans and noisemakers to demand change DEMAND JUSTICE FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS City Hall February 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.