KCSDV’s 17th Annual Advocacy Day on February 12, 2020
- December 18, 2019
- Posted by: Lucca Wang
- Categories: 2019, All News & Blog Posts
Each year, KCSDV holds Advocacy Day at the Kansas Capitol in Topeka to increase the public’s awareness and knowledge of sexual and domestic violence and victim advocacy services in Kansas. This year’s Advocacy Day is on February 12, 2020, and like last year, the theme is #SomeoneYouKnow. Statistics prove that sexual and domestic violence impacts someone you know.
At Advocacy Day, KCSDV’s coalition member programs from across the state join to educate and increase knowledge on the breadth and depth of services their organizations provide to victims and survivors every day in their local communities. This contributes to communicating the tremendous impact of services provided across the state at Advocacy Day.
A big part of Advocacy Day is the Silent Witness Displays and the Silent Witness Program on that day at 11-11:30 a.m. The silhouettes shown on the Silent Witness Displays symbolize Kansas women killed through sexual and domestic violence. The stories on the displays are real, true stories of Kansas women killed by perpetrators of sexual and domestic violence. There are about 75 displays total and over 50 unique stories. One story can be read on each display. By showing these Silent Witness Displays, we honor these women, their lives, and their stories – as well as all other victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
We welcome all Kansans to join us on February 12 at the Capitol and on KCSDV’s website at http://kcsdv.org and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter (@KCSDV) to learn about sexual and domestic violence and victim services that are available and provided every day in communities across the state.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-MU-AX-0021 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
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