A travelling exhibit of 18 life-sized red wooden silhouettes - each representing a Manitoba woman murdered by a partner - will be on display at the West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave., on Wednesday, April 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presented by the Family Violence Consortium of Manitoba, the Silent Witness Project Memorial seeks to combine remembrance, awareness, and action against domestic violence.
"This is to reflect on their lives, and it’s about bringing healing and peace to the community and breaking the silence on this and humanizing it," said Glenda Dean, executive director of Alpha House – a residential shelter for women and children who fled have domestic violence.
Family members of some of the 18 murdered women will speak at the "very impactful, and very meaningful," memorial, Dean said.
"It’s important to do… it’s a reminder that we really need to remember these women whose lives were basically cut short," she said.
Admission is free and a light lunch will be served after.