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Silent Witness Exhibit to honor domestic violence victims next month

Silent Witness Exhibit

The WVU Women’s Resource Center invites students, faculty, staff and community members to help honor those killed in acts of domestic violence at the annual Silent Witness Exhibit, a collection of life-sized silhouettes representing West Virginians murdered by a family member or intimate partner.

The exhibit is free and open for public viewings in the Vandalia Lounge of the Mountainlair from Oct. 18-21.

A Resource Expo will also be held in the Vandalia Lounge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Several groups will participate and provide information on available services, resources and programming at WVU and across West Virginia for those who have suffered from domestic violence or for those who know family or friends who have experienced domestic abuse or violence.

Participating organizations include the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, WellWVU, Carruth Center, LGBTQ+ Center, and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

As part of a national initiative to raise awareness on the tragedy of domestic violence, viewers are encouraged to remember those who were murdered by acts of domestic violence, help raise awareness in our local communities, connect people to local resources, advocate to end domestic violence, and legislate to hold abusers accountable and help end the vicious cycle of domestic violence.

The exhibit was funded in part by the Big XII Violence and Discrimination Awareness and Prevention Fund.

For more information on the WVU Silent Witness Exhibit or Resource Expo, contact