STOP VIOLENCE IN KAEO RALLY
June 13, 2013
STOP VIOLENCE IN KAEO RALLY
Saturday 22 June from 11am – 2pm at the Kaeo Union Church Hall
Join the township of Kaeo for a Family Day and Fund Raiser for the Kaeo’s Junior Netball teams with speeches, face painting, bands, a sausage sizzle and refreshments. “It’s also an opportunity we are taking to talk about family violence and the violence against our whānau, family and women,” says Hillary Sheard, one of the local organisers.
“Decisions determine destiny, and in our community we need to take the right decisions to end the violence which is destroying lives. That means taking personal responsibility to end the violence of all the members of our community.
“We all have women and children in our lives, and that’s why we are partnering with the White Ribbon Riders who are riding in to support our efforts to draw attention to the violence and our hope that we can find a solution.
“White Ribbon asks you to take the pledge to never commit condone or remain silent about violence towards women. You can do this by wearing a white ribbon and showing that you will not condone violent behaviour.
“We know that most people in our community are not violent, but we all know people who are. They can be members of your family, your sports team or your workmates. We are saying that’s it’s not ok to stand by while others are violent. It is our responsibility to take action. That decision to stand up and be counted will determine the destiny of our community.
“Join us on Saturday 22 June at the Kaeo Union Church Hall from 11am to 2pm for a Family Fun Day where you can enjoy the festivities, meet the amazing White Ribbon Riders and most importantly send a signal to everyone in our community, that we will not tolerate the violence any longer.” Hillary Sheard
The White Ribbon Riders strongly believe that if our society is to be one in which we all thrive, then men need to stand up. The White Ribbon Campaign presents men as part of the solution and Phil Pikea from the Bream Bay Trust agrees. “It starts with personal responsibility and resonates outwards. We have a responsibility to our families, the people we work with, the mates on your team, our friends. If you as a man stand up and recite the White Ribbon Pledge – to never commit condone or remain silent about men’s violence to women (and children) then we can make a difference. The White Ribbon Riders are coming to this wonderful event to stand with Kaeo, not in judgement, but as men who want to support our brothers.” Phil Paikea
- For further details of the event contact Hillary Sheard
- The White Ribbon Riders will be leaving from and returning to Bream Bay with Friday and Saturday meals provided
- To join the ride contact the Bream Bay Trust
- Download the poster
RIDER INFORMATION – WHITE RIBBON KAEO RIDE Saturday 22 June 2013
- Jackson August – 0211386582
- Phil Paikea – 0211210763
Aim: Travel to Kaeo to support community in raising awareness to whanau violence. Meet with locals and other riders to share the kauapapa and to forge lasting friendships.
Route In General:
- Ruakaka / Kawakawa / Kaeo / Overall kms to Kaeo 140kms – 2hrs 15 min
Timings: Approx only
Saturday 22 June
- Briefing 8:30am at Bream Bay
- Depart from Ruakaka Bream Bay Trust : 9:00am
- Meet with mid north riders @ Kawakawa Caltex 10:30am
- Arrive in Kaeo 11:20am
- Depart Kaeo 2:00pm
Please remember, this kaupapa is drug and alcohol free
No gang patches or back banners to be worn while on the ride… all riders will ride under the white ribbon kaupapa, and will be known as the White Ribbon Riders. In saying that, the organisers acknowledge the mana of each group and independent riders that support this kaupapa.