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NCJ Number: 156471 Find in a Library
Title: Silent Witness Story
Corporate Author: Arts Action Against Domestic Violence
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: Arts Action Against Domestic Violence
Minneapolis, MN 55555
Minnesota Women's Consortium
St. Paul, MN 55103
Sale Source: Minnesota Women's Consortium
550 Rice Street
St. Paul, MN 55103
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume describes the concept, development, use, and impact of the Silent Witness Exhibit, a traveling memorial honoring the 26 women who were murdered in Minnesota in 1990 in acts of domestic assault.
Abstract: The goals of the exhibit also included raising public awareness of the extent of domestic violence, advocacy to help link people with local resources, and the encouragement of legislation and community action to end violence. The exhibit consists of 27 life-sized figures, each representing a women whose life ended violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner, or acquaintance. The 27th figure represents the uncounted women whose deaths were unreported or unacknowledged. The exhibit was conceived and produced by an ad hoc group of women artists and writers in collaboration with other women's organizations in Minnesota. The volume details the steps involved in creating the exhibit, raising funds, generating publicity, and bringing the exhibit to Minnesota communities and the State Capitol. Step-by-step instructions, program materials and handouts, photographs, and lists of recommended readings
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Marital murder; Minnesota; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Public education; Public information; Public interest advocacy
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