Illinois Wesleyan University to Host Silent Witness Display
Oct. 29, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University will host the Illinois Silent Witness Display, a memorial exhibiting stories of domestic abuse, Nov. 11-13 at several locations
Created in 1990 by a group of women artists and writers, the Silent Witnesses Initiative draws attention to victims of domestic abuse throughout the world. The displays consist
of life-sized red silhouettes that share the true stories of men, women, and children
who have experienced abuse at the hands of a spouse, partner or parent. The goal of
the Silent Witnesses Initiative is to eliminate domestic abuse homicides by 2020.
The Silent Witness displays are sponsored by the IWU Sexual Assault Task Force, the
IWU Counseling and Consultation Services, the Division of Student Affairs, and Students
Organizing Campus Awareness (SOCA). For additional information regarding the exhibit,
contact Assistant Dean of Students Matthew Damschroder at (309) 556-3113.