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JABSOM, UH Coaching Staff part of Warrior Wave in in 25th Annual March Against Domestic Violence

Date: October 3rd, 2019 in External News, IN THE NEWS, JABSOM News, UH Manoa    Print or PDF

JABSOM group walks at the Menʻs March

Pictured: JABSOM’s team and other marchers tread through downtown Honolulu spreading awareness about domestic violence. Deborah Manog Dimaya photo.

By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now Correspondent, with Vina Cristobal and Tina Shelton

Posters bearing words like “Consent is BAE (before anything else),” or “men-tality against brutality” were held high during the 25th Annual Men’s March Against Domestic Violence. An estimated 1,000+ people from different organizations including the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) marched from ʻIolani Palace, around the streets of downtown Honolulu and ended at the State Capitol.

“It’s nice to be able to walk as a class for a cause that we all support. Being a future physician and seeing patients that could potentially be associated with this type of domestic abuse, domestic violence it’s important to recognize it, it’s important to stand against it,” said MD 2022 Candidate Ted Jacoby.

Jacoby was very proud to march alongside JABSOM Dean Jerris Hedges, a longtime and active participant in the march, throughout the afternoon. He said Dean Hedges sets an example for the physician leader that our students aspire to become.

“I thought it was very powerful to march with the dean, he’s very busy and he has a lot of responsibility but he’s able to take the time out of his day and be a part of something so important and he’s very passionate about,” Jacoby said.

The march officially ended with a rally at ʻIolani Palace Palace. Water and light snacks were provided for all participants as well as 500 individual servings of ice cream donated by Meadow Gold.

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Why we march
Each year in Hawaiʻi, 50,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64 are victims of domestic violence. For the past 25 years, the Men’s March Against Violence has worked to transform this culture of violence in Hawaiʻi. We must all unite to put an end to domestic violence in our community.

Sponsors of the March include Catholic Charities of Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank, Chaminade University, the City & County of Honolulu, Domestic Violence Action Center, Kaiser Permanente, Mental Health America of Hawaii, Parents And Children Together (PACT), and UH Manoa.

Do you need help?

Domestic Violence Action Center Honolulu

The Domestic Violence Hotline

See photos from the march
2019 Men's March

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