Victims to be remembered via Silent Witness display

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More women are killed every year by domestic violence than they are by cancer, said Oklahoma City YWCA Coordinator Rachele Eskridge.

In fact, Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for the number of women killed by men, according to the YWCA. One-third of all women murdered each year are killed by their husbands.

That is the focus of the upcoming Silent Witness display on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the General Dining Area Lobby, put on as a partnership between Student Life and Student Support Services.

The display consists of red figures that represent real victims and their stories.

Kim Wynn with the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, said the display consists of 20 silhouette cut-outs, five and a-half to six feet tall.

The figures are intended to end the silence about domestic violence, according to silentwitness.net.

Student Support Services Counselor Janey Wheeler declined an interview about the display.

For more information on the Silent Witness initiative, visit silentwitness.net.

For more information on Oklahoma City YWCA services, visit ywcaokc.org.

 

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