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Domestic violence is a deadly crime that creates a painful void - a permanent

An Empty Place at the Table

...honoring the lives of domestic violence victims

When and how it began
Following a cluster of domestic violence murders in Lackawanna County, PA (1993), the community responded by holding a rally and march outside the courthouse. To keep the momentum for social change alive, rally organizers and the Women's Resource Center, Inc., a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), worked to create An Empty Place at the Table.

The exhibit demonstrates the devastating results of violence against women and children and helps ensure that these victims are not forgotten. In a most poignant and visual manner, the exhibit reveals how domestic violence undeniably leaves an empty place at the table.

Join ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women in memorializing victims who have been killed in senseless acts of violence.

goals for this EXHIBIT
To honor the individual lives of victims from Ohio who have died needlessly as a result of domestic violence.
To raise awareness about domestic violence and the impact of this crime on families and our communities.

Who should be involved?
Family and friends of loved ones killed as a result of domestic violence.
Domestic violence shelters/program staff, board & volunteers.
EMS personnel and police officers, who put their lives on the line responding to domestic disputes.
Medical personnel, who treat domestic violence victims in emergency rooms every day.
Corporations, whose absenteeism and health care costs have increased because of violence in the homes of employees.
Everyone interested in advocating on behalf of victims of domestic violence.

See Empty Place at the Table Brochure*

HOW TO PARTICIPATE "AN EMPTY PLACE AT THE TABLE™ in 2010"
If you would like your loved ones to be memorialized in the exhibit next year, please contact:
ACTION OHIO (614-825-0551) or download Families' Guide to Empty Place at the Table*, fill in the participation form and fax (614-825-0673) or mail it to us (5900 Roche Dr., Suite 445, Columbus, OH 43229).

Other ways to participate - How to organize a Take back the night*

*You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to access these files. Click below for free download..

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