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.
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.
ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women in memorializing victims who
have been killed in senseless acts of violence.
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
who treat domestic violence victims in emergency rooms every day.
whose absenteeism and health care costs have increased because of
violence in the homes of employees.
interested in advocating on behalf of victims of domestic violence.
Empty Place at the Table