Illinois Wesleyan hosts exhibit on domestic violence

By WEEK Producer

October 21, 2013 Updated Oct 22, 2013 at 9:12 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a memorial display was revealed Monday at Illinois Wesleyan University.

The exhibit is called "The Silent Witness." It consists of 26 life-sized silhouettes. A 27th silhouette stands for women from unsolved murders and cases ruled accidental.

"In this particular project, there are 19 stories on the silhouettes, all about Illinois cases of domestic violence and intimate partner violence,” said Karla Carney-Hall, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. “So it's very pertinent to the experience and really localizes that story in a way that other statistics and programmatic information doesn't make that very real."

The display is placed throughout campus including the library, dining commons and State Farm Hall. It will be on display until Wednesday.

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