The launch of the Zonta Club of Adelaide Hills Inc. (and Mount Barker) “Expect Respect” project with the Mount Barker Primary School was a great success, attended by around 100 people including many uniformed police officers. The project that displayed students’ artwork was most impressive and the 2014 Calendar is very professional. White Ribbon Ambassador Derrick McManus spoke brilliantly to the children, and led the group outside to shout “Mount Barker Says NO!”, which was heard clearly by all around the Mt Barker Library/TAFE precinct! The Mt Barker Police were also presented with a cheque for new DV Alarms. A “Zonta Says NO” display remains on show at the Mt Barker Library.
“Walk in My Shoes”
The official opening of the Zonta Club of Adelaide’s exhibition at Bank SA in King William Street by Jane Kittel Managing Director of Bank SA and Maria Haggias CEO at Central Domestic Violence was very well attended by guests from community organisations, Zonta, members of parliament and others. The display of women’s and children’s shoes looks wonderful and, along with Zonta’s “Zonta Says NO” banner, holds prominent pride of place in the foyer and cannot be missed by any customers who enter. The exhibition runs throughout the 16 days of Gender Activism until Human Rights Day on 10 December – try and pop in, the stories attached are very moving and well worth reading.
This event received local converage. More information appears at: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/11/25/3898528.htm
Zonta International’s Erica Majba and SAPOL’s Inspector Peter Kennedy at the Walk In My Shoes launch discuss White Ribbon Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.