The Zonta Club of Savannah has been working on many events through the 16 Days of Activism. Read below of how they have engaged their community in how to say NO to violence against women.
On 19 November, the Zonta Club of Savannah appeared before the Savannah City Council to promote Zonta Says NO and deliver lapel ribbons for each alderman. The club was well received and the visit was broadcast on the local government channel.
On 22 November, the club appeared before Chatham County Commission with their presentation and lapel ribbons for each commissioner. Members were given a Proclamation from Chatham County in support of Zonta Says No. Read about this event here.
On 25 November, the club met for a press conference in Forsyth Park in Savannah and received a Commendation from the State of Georgia. The presentation was done by State Representative Al Williams. Following the press conference, members put up orange ribbons, that had ZONTA SAYS NO on the ribbon, on the large oak trees in the park. The ribbons were up for 7 of the 16 Days of Activism (the maximum days for display).
On 5 December, the Zonta Club of Savannah was invited to appear before the Savannah Youth Council with a presentation on Eliminating Violence against Women. This group is high school students meet with government officials for exposure to how government operates. We used an overhead projector and shared Day 11 emphasis, End The Silence: 15 Ways Men Can Be Empowered Bystanders, with the group.
The club also received a Letter of Support from U. S. Representative Jack Kingston.