The Silent Witness National Initiative began in 1990 in Minnesota. The national project was a group of women coming together with one common purpose, to create an awareness of domestic violence.
The national project was a group of women coming together with one common purpose, to create an awareness of domestic violence. Further, this project has created free-standing life sized red wooden figures. Each figure bears the name of a woman whose life was ended abruptly and violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner, or acquaintance. The original display housed 26 figures all bearing the name of each life lost. A 27th figure was created for those who were unaccounted for.
Today, with national support, the Silent Witness Project reaches into all fifty states and internationally. The Project has grown to include men, children, senior citizens and the disabled.
Lorraine Whoberry, is the
She accepted this invitation
in honor of her two daughters,
Stacie Lynn Reed, who was
brutally attacked and murdered,
as well as Kristie Reed who
was brutally attacked and
left for dead, in their home.