Domestic violence exhibit recognizes those helping the cause

Silent Witness exhibit raises awareness for Domestic Violence in Downtown Wilmington. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And as it comes to an end, those working to bring awareness to the issue displayed an exhibit in downtown Wilmington.

The Silent Witness exhibit was presented by Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council.

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It features life-size representations of those whose lives were taken by domestic violence.

To close out the event, Shequana Pulliam-Sidberry gave out impact awards to those working to end domestic violence, in honor of her sister Tarica, who was murdered ten years ago.

“It means a lot. It’s very heartfelt and emotional to be able to acknowledge those that are out there really doing something to prevent something from happening to another citizen in this community, like what has happened to my sister,” said Pulliam-Sidberry.

Pulliam-Sidberry says be aware of the signs, and if someone you know is in an abusive relationship, encourage them to get help.