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The Silent Witnesses represent women and children who were murdered in acts of domestic violence in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Each personal story is displayed on each witness silhouette.

The goal of the Silent Witness Exhibit is to stop domestic violence by:

  • Helping you visualize the problem of domestic violence
  • Moving you and the community to action
  • Protecting all women and children

If your company or organization is interested in providing the space and set-up for the exhibit so it could be viewed by your employees or membership, we are eager to accommodate. Your exhibit can feature some or all of the witnesses. History of the Exhibit

The idea of the Silent Witness project began in 1992 with a group of women artists, the Minnesota's Women's Consortium. They created 27 red silhouettes representing women who had died as a result of domestic violence in Minnesota the previous year. Each silhouette included a plaque memorializing each victim by telling her story. Since 1992, all 50 states have developed a Silent Witness Project.

The Kansas City initiative is a collaboration among the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Kansas City Section; the Metropolitan Family Violence Coalition comprised of Newhouse, Hope House, Rose Brooks Center, SAFEHOME, Synergy Services and Joyce H. Williams. The exhibit represents named victims killed by their intimate partner as well as telling the story of the last silhouette who represents the unknown victim.

For more information about scheduling the Silent Witness exhibit, contact the Community Engagement Coordinator at 816-474-6446 x225 or [email protected]

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