Exhibit Brings Domestic Violence Awareness to IWU

Oct. 16, 2013  
        
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University will host an exhibit titled “The Silent Witness” in the Memorial Center Dugout (104 E. University Ave., Bloomington) and various other campus locations from October 21-23 in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The memorial display is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Students Organizing Campus Awareness (SOCA) Peer Educators.

The Silent Witness Project is a traveling memorial to victims of domestic violence. Currently, there are 15 red, life-size silhouettes in the Silent Witness Exhibit that travel in order to increase awareness about the impacts of domestic violence. Each witness carries a plaque with the story of a person who was murdered in acts of domestic violence.

For additional information regarding the exhibit, contact Matthew Damschroder, assistant dean of students at (309)-556-3990.

Contact: Hannah Dhue, ’15, (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu