100 gather with the Zonta Clubs of Indiana to Say No to Violence Against Women

On Saturday, 3 October, five Zonta Clubs of Indiana (Columbus, Fort Wayne, Frankfort, Indianapolis, and Lebanon) along with about 100 walkers, met in Indianapolis at Monument Circle to stage a walk to give voice to the Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women campaign.

Zontians, their family, and friends gathered to hear Linda Majors, Director of Domestic Violence Initiatives from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office speak on the issue of violence against women. After, the group walked to the Indiana State House where attorney and former Bartholomew County Deputy Prosecutor Kelly Benjamin spoke. The group then returned to the Circle for more interactions. The walk was free and open to the public.

The most important lesson learned is the tremendous power of women working together and what can be accomplished when this happens. The clubs partnered with like-minded such as Agape Alliance, which works with sex workers. The club also passed out flyers about Zonta and water bottles with Zonta Says NO labels.

The Walk got every club in Indiana involved in a Service and Advocacy Project: Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women Indiana Walk. The walk was featured on a local radio station through an interview with Area Director, Dr. Deborah Godwin-Starks. Newspapers in Frankfort and Columbus, Indiana also ran the story of the walk.

Below is an article ran by a newspaper in Fort Wayne:
Fort Wayne Zonta Clubs of Indiana say ‘No to Violence Against Women’ Frost Editor | September 14, 2015 FORT WAYNE—At 9 a.m., Oct. 3, Zonta Clubs of Indiana (Columbus, Fort Wayne, Frankfort, Indianapolis, and Lebanon) are scheduled to meet in Indianapolis at Monument Circle to stage a walk to give voice to the Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women campaign. Zonta Clubs in Indiana are members of Zonta International District 6. Made up of executives and professionals from all over the world, Zonta International’s mission is to empower women through service and advocacy. Zontians, their family, and friends are scheduled to gather at the Circle at 9 a.m. where they will hear Linda Majors, director of Domestic Violence Initiatives from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, speak on the issue of violence against women. At 10 a.m. the group will walk to the Indiana State House where attorney and former Bartholomew County Deputy Prosecutor Kelly Benjamin will speak. The group will then return to the Circle for more interactions. The walk is free and open to the public.

Another article ran here: http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Zonta-members-walk-to-raise-aw_1445639251

 

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