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Red Silhouette Campaign
November 1 - November 30
Do you remember seeing our Red Silhouettes around town in the month of November for the past couple of years?
The Red Silhouette Campaign was started in 1990 by a group of women in Minnesota out of their concern over escalating domestic violence cases causing death in their state. They created 26 life-sized red silhouettes to commemorate the lives of 26 women who lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. Each bore the name of the woman it represented, and gave a visual representation behind the name–someone who had once lived, worked, had neighbours, friends, family and children. They were known as the “Silent Witnesses”.
Since that time, things have grown and changed to reflect the concerns of domestic violence and its impact on not only women, but men, children, the elderly, and even pets. Our Red Silhouettes aim to bring awareness into our community of the reality of domestic violence, let victims know that they aren’t alone and that help is available, and to educate the public about domestic violence.
If you would like to host a Red Silhouette for the month of November at your business, get in touch with us at 780-842-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If violence is an issue in your life, there is help. Please reach out to the Family Violence Information Line at 780-310-1818 (toll-free, 24/7, multilingual service available).