Alexandra House created its own Silent Witness Exhibit to commemorate the lives of Anoka County women and children who were lost to domestic violence.
Alexandra House launched Violence
MN Legislation: Mandated that law enforcement create and implement Domestic Abuse Arrest Policies and prosecutors create and implement Domestic Abuse Prosecution Plans.
Alexandra worked with the Anoka County Attorneys Office, city prosecutors, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, and law enforce- ment agencies to create and implement Domestic Abuse Arrest Policies and Prosecution Plans by 1994.
Alexandra House’s Board of Directors passed a resolution to purchase land and build a new shelter in Blaine.
Alexandra House unveiled a new logo to coincide with the building of a new shelter and administrative offices.
Prevention Services within schools in Anoka County (Youth Services).
1992... The Silent Witness Exhibit In 1990, an ad hoc group of women, upset about the growing number of women in Minnesota being murdered by their partners or acquaintances, joined together with several other women’s organizations to form Arts Action Against Domestic Violence. The women designed 26 free-standing, life-sized red wooden figures, each one bearing the name of a woman who once lived, worked, had neighbors, friends, family, children—whose life ended violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner, or acquaintance. —Silent Witness National Initiative In 1992, Alexandra House created its own Silent Witness exhibit to commemorate the lives of the women and children whose lives had been lost in Anoka County as a result of domestic violence. Alexandra House’s exhibit consists of 24 free-standing, life-sized red wooden figures. Each bears the name of a woman and the story of her brutal murder. There also stands an “unknown” witness to represent the countless victims whose murders went unsolved or were erroneously ruled accidental.
Alexandra House’s Silent Witness Exhibit is a sacred memorial, carrying each person’s silent story to the world. It is in their memory that we march forward.
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