Friday, October 16, 2009

Thematic Photographic 71: "Open" v.3.0 - Opening Eyes

"Silent Protest"
Raleigh, NC - October 2009 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

That's what this woman and about 50 other men and women hoped to do on this sunny October afternoon. The Wake County Domestic Violence Task Force, a coalition of various groups in both the public and private sectors, stages a "Silent March" in front of the Wake County Courthouse each time there is a DV related homicide in the county. This particular march was to honor the memory of Jammie Shantel Street, who was shot to death outside her childrens day care center on her way to work. Ms. Street's sister attended the march, and I hope that in addition to opening the public's eyes to the prevalence of domestic violence, the demonstration also opened hers to the kind of support she has available to her.
Stumble Upon Toolbar

1 comment:

g said...

Very important message.