Silent Witness event for shooting victims on Oct. 12

The lives of five women and girls killed during the Grand Rapids shooting rampage in July will be among those remembered during a Silent Witness event sponsored by the Women's Center at Grand Valley State University. It will begin at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, on GVSU's Pew Grand Rapids Campus in the DeVos Center courtyard, 401 W. Fulton St. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Loosemore Auditorium.
Oct 4, 2011


Silent Witness is an annual event to remember women and children in Michigan who have died because of domestic or dating violence. It is held during October, recognizing the month as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Speakers at the GVSU event will include Charisse Mitchell, executive director for the Center for Women in Transition; and Lesley Coghill, D.E.L.T.A. project coordinator at the Center for Women in Transition.

Individuals who died last year will be represented by full-size cutouts and a volunteer will read their story. Readers will include members from the GVSU student organization Eyes Wide Open, YWCA West Central Michigan and Center for Women in Transition.

For more information, call 616-331-2748.


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