Unveiling Ceremony
Monday, October 27, 2014, 7 pm

Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Bowling Green State University
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The Unveiling Ceremony remembers and honors local girls and women whose lives ended abruptly and violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner or stalker. Each year, the Women’s Center at BGSU unveils the names and stories of these Silent Witnesses at the Unveiling Ceremony where each name and story is read in first-person.  This Silent Witness chapter has over 65 life-size Silent Witnesses from Northwest Ohio alone.  This collection of mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, and friends is a powerful testament to our community’s commitment to break the silence about domestic violence.
Picture of Ulester Douglas

Keynote Speaker
Ulester Douglas

Ulester Douglas is the Interim Executive Director of Men Stopping Violence, an Atlanta-based national training institute that mobilizes men to prevent violence against women and girls. An author, university instructor and licensed psychotherapist, Mr. Douglas has provided consultation, training and keynote presentations in 40 states, Europe and the Caribbean to community-based organizations, universities, corporations and government agencies.
In addition, Mr. Douglas serves on the boards of several national organizations that focus on gender violence and was a member of the 2010 U.S. delegation at The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women Summit in Washington, D.C.

Recently, the Ray Rice scandal has reignited a conversation about domestic violence. Click here to see Mr. Douglas's response.
graphics of Silent Witness figures
The Women's Center would like to thank the co-sponsors of the 2014 Unveiling Ceremony listed below and all the volunteers who are making this event possible.

Interested in co-sponsoring 2014's unveiling ceremony? Please contact Women's Center Director Dr. Mary Krueger at mkruege@bgsu.edu.

2014 Friends & Allies

AAUW, Bowling Green branch
Alicia’s Voice, Bowling Green
Bethany House, Toledo
BGSU Black Girls Rock BG
BGSU Feminist Organization Raising Consciousness & Empowerment
BGSU Graduate Women’s Caucus
BGSU Police Department
BGSU School of Family & Consumer Sciences
BGSU University Activities Organization
BGSU Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
The Center for Child & Family Advocacy, Napoleon
The Cocoon Shelter, Bowling Green
Crossroads Crisis Center, Lima
Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, Lucas County
Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, Wood CountyDomestic Violence Resource Center, Toledo
El Centro de la Mujer, Toledo
Family & Child Abuse Prevention Center, Lucas, & Ottawa Counties
Family Service Counseling Center, Wood County
Hermanas Unidas Program of Adelante, Northwest OhioHouse of Ruth, Defiance
La Conexión de Wood County
Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Ohio
National Council of Negro Women, Bowling Green sectionNot in Our Town, Bowling Green
Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services, Findlay
Project Genesis, Lucas County
SAAFE Center, Behavioral Connections of Wood County
Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter, Erie CountyToledo Take Back the Night Collective
University of Toledo Eberly Center for Women
University of Toledo Police Department
University of Toledo Sexual Assault Education & Prevention Program
University of Toledo Women & Gender Studies Program
Victim-Witness Assistance Program, Toledo/Lucas County
YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, Toledo
Zonta Club, Bowling Green
Zonta Club I, Toledo
 

 

 

 

 


the northwest ohio silent witness project website