Saying No in Fredericksburg, TX, USA

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg, Texas, USA kicked off the “16 Days of Activism” at 7:30 PM, Monday, 25 November, by hosting a seminar on “Women’s Self-Defense, featuring Vickie Arnold.

The public was invited to attend at no charge. The seminar was held at the Golden Hub Community Centerin Fredericksburg, TX.

The Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, a weekly Hill Country newspaper, published an article 13 November about “Zonta Says No” and the Zonta International campaign to eliminate and prevent violence against women and girls, and the “16 Days of Activism.” The article contained an invitation to the public to attend the free “Women’s Self-Defense” seminar. Then, it ran an ad 20 November using the “Join the Campaign to End Violence Against Women” graphics, again inviting the public to attend the free seminar.

Club Chairman, Ginger Mitchell, designed a flyer on orange card stock using the “Zonta Says No” graphics and an invitation to the free seminar which she distributed to various businesses and organizations inviting the public to the free seminar.


Additionally, the members of the Z Club of Fredericksburg High School are collecting women’s and girls’ shoes which they will paint orange and display on the high school campus to make high school students aware of the campaign to eliminate and prevent violence against women and girls. It has also embraced the “Voices Against Violence” program and will be making announcements over the school PA system citing statistics about violence against women and girls worldwide as well as in our local area. One of their projects in that regard is researching information from local authorities and organizations about the frequency and severity of incidents of violence involving women and girls.

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