CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Zonta Club of Cheyenne will be holding a Silent Witness Procession through downtown Cheyenne on Saturday, November 21st. The public is encouraged to join the procession from the Wyoming Supreme Court Building to the Laramie County Library in order to support raising awareness of domestic violence in the community. Those who wish to participate should meet at the Supreme Court Building, located at 23rd Street and Capitol Avenue, at 9:30 a.m. The procession will begin at 10 a.m.
During the procession, marchers will carry silhouettes of local victims of domestic violence. The silhouettes will then be placed at the Laramie County Library, along with the story of the violence to which they fell victim, and are currently expected to be available for viewing at the library through December 10th. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
This silent witness procession is being held as a prelude to the start of the annual global awareness campaign of Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This period of November 25th through December 10th is a time when individuals and more than 6,000 organizations in 197 countries call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
The procession is scheduled to take place in a safe manner, recognizing the increasing cases of Covid19 in Wyoming. So, those intending to participate are asked to please bring and wear a mask.
Questions about the silent witness procession or 16 Days of Activism should be directed to Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org .