For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is hosting the Silent Witness Project in conjunction with Bethany House Toledo on the Tinkham Veale University Center main staircase.
Readers are encouraged to proceed with care as this story and the exhibit contain triggering and sensitive material including, domestic violence, sexual violence and murder.
In 1990, the Silent Witness Project began hosting community-based exhibits to make visible the tragic results of domestic violence, educate people about its prevalence, and advocate for an end to it. Today, the Silent Witness Project is an international force with displays in all 50 states and 23 countries.
The Northeast Ohio Silent Witness Project exhibit features more than 50 figures and dozens of retired chest plates, each representing a life abruptly and violently ended by an intimate partner or stalker.
The exhibit at Case Western Reserve University will be on display until the first week of November and consists of 11 figures placed on the main staircase in the Tinkham Veale University Center.