The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg, TX, USA, had big plans again to promote the awareness of the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.
This year, the club wanted to raise awareness of the campaign in the schools of Fredericksburg and by contacting our local and state government representatives. Zontian Lisamarie Williams met with Dr. Joe Rodriguez, the Fredericksburg Independent School District (FISD) superintendent, to discuss the campaign awareness.
The club aimed to raise awareness in the elementary and middle schools, with the staff’s aid, and in the high schools with the student body. As a young boy, Joe was personally affected by domestic violence, so the campaign was a subject near and dear to his heart.
The theme A Walk in Her Footsteps was proposed for the high school campaign, and orange paper footprints lined up the main hallway for a visual impact for the students to see during the 16 Days of Activism.
The club also placed a table in the foyer with a banner that says Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women and an eye-catching orange table cloth. Various student clubs were enlisted to manage the table during break time and before and after school to hand out pre-cut footprints for students and staff to write words of encouragement on and post them on the walls.
Many students participated in the event, and the wall was full of orange footprints.
The club also handed out orange ribbon stickers for everyone who posted a footprint. Informational cards were available as well.
The campaign was a grand success, and the club is proud of the efforts that the students, student clubs and its members put forth to make the event happen.