Toledo Library Hosts Silent Witness Project Exhibit to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence affects individuals in every community regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or nationality. Please join the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) and Steinem Sisters Collection to honor those lost to domestic violence in the Toledo area and raise awareness of the continued fight to end domestic violence.

TLCPL’s Main Library will be exhibiting 10 witnesses of a variety of ages, races, and ethnicities all from the Toledo area in an effort to remember the stories and names of these women.

The Silent Witness Project Exhibit
Viewable at Main Library ( from Oct. 11 – Nov. 6

“The Silent Witness Project tells you their name, tells you their hopes, their dreams, what they wanted to do beyond just being victims of domestic violence,” said Rebecca Stanwick, assistant manager of Fact & Fiction and librarian for the Steinem Sisters Collection.

The Silent Witness Project uses the stories of girls and women murdered by their intimate partners to increase awareness about the deadly consequences of domestic violence. The Northwest Ohio chapter of the Silent Witness Project memorializes more than 50 such victims–all from our local community.

The Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project is housed and maintained by Bethany House.