Congratulations to Micky Renders (District 14, Kawartha Pine Ridge), who was among the first recipients of the White Ribbon Campaign’s Draw the Line Sexual Violence Prevention Leadership Awards for the education sector. The Draw the Line Awards recognize “the exceptional sexual violence prevention efforts of school community members."
Renders was honoured for her work as an art teacher with the Peterborough Alternative and Continuing Education program. The citation for her award states, “Micky embraces community-based art projects as a prevention tool. She encourages her students, many of whom are marginalized youth and young adults, to use art as a means of breaking the silence around trauma and sexual violence."
White Ribbon, founded in 1991, is a movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, and to promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. The annual White Ribbon Campaign asks men to wear white ribbons as a sign of their pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
Renders received the award at “Drawing the Line on Sexual Violence,” a White Ribbon event in Toronto, on November 29.