Safe Berks Silent Witness Project
Monday, October 18, 2021
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
11 a.m. – Gather at Safe Berks, 255 Chestnut St., Reading
11:20 – 11:50 a.m. – We will march silently to Reading Area Community College’s Schmidt Training & Technology Center
Noon – 12:40 p.m. – Dedication Ceremony
12:45 – 2 p.m. – Lunch will follow the Ceremony
Masks are required. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 and protect the public health, Safe Berks will follow all CDC guidelines. If there are any changes to this event, we will update this web page and will also post changes on our Facebook page.
Any questions, or to RSVP, contact Delio Santana, Manager of Education and Outreach Programs, at 610-370-7811 or DelioS@SafeBerks.org.
The Safe Berks Silent Witness Project is a visual monument to the Berks County lives lost to domestic violence. Each red silhouette wears a shield that describes their tragic death. The Silent Witness Project always takes place in October, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to our records, 69 Berks residents have been killed by domestic violence since 1999.
Information about 2020 Safe Berks Silent Witness Project
In past years, the Silent Witness silhouettes were carried through the streets of Reading by family members and friends of the victims and Safe Berks staff and volunteers. Due to COVID-19, the 19th annual Safe Berks Silent Witness Project will take place virtually on the Safe Berks Facebook page. Silent Witness posts honoring and remembering victims will be shared from Sept. 28 through Oct. 20. The video presentation on this web page will also be shared on our Facebook page on Oct. 20.
For more information about the Silent Witness Project, contact Delio Santana, Manager of Education and Outreach Programs, at DelioS@SafeBerks.org. Thank you for your support.