The Silent Witness Exhibit Commemorates National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 9, 2009 - - No Comments

The Silent Witness Exhibit, a display which is part of a national movement to increase awareness of domestic violence, will be on view October 9-16 at Tunxis Community College in the Administration Building main lobby to commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The display features 13 life-sized plywood figures painted red, 11 of which represent Connecticut women who died as a result of domestic violence in 1996.

The first silent witness display was created in 1990 in Minnesota, and has grown as the initiative has expanded to other states. The goal of the Silent Witness National Initiative is to reduce the number of domestic murders to zero by 2010.

The display is on loan from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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