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Tahoe Women’s Center promotes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Lisa Michele Utig

Every October, South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center recognizes victims and survivors of intimate partner and family violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To do so, we bring education and awareness to our community through events and activities that focus attention on the impact of violence in our lives and the lives of those we love.

South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center is excited to announce our first Silent Witness, a memorial art exhibit displayed in communities across the nation to raise awareness of the deadly and devastating effects of intimate partner violence and homicide.

Research shows that more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every single day, and that’s only in the United States.

Research also tells us that women are three times more likely to be murdered my intimate partners than men.

The Silent Witness exhibit displays life-size silhouettes and individual stories of victims from our local area who have been brutally murdered by intimate partners. Please join us at 6 p.m. Oct. (English) or Oct. 2 (Spanish) at South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center, 2941 Lake Tahoe Blvd., to view the exhibit, to be moved by reading these local stories, to listen to guest speakers, and to be inspired to take part in a pledge to end violence and murder in our community.

Following are the names and ages of the women at the time of their death, whose lives will be honored this October during the Silent Witness at South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center:

Marjorie Jane Kalsbeek, 74; Shanti Prakash, 42; Charla Mack, 39; Kathy Alfano Augustine ,51; Kathleen “Kacie” Barron, 40; Laurie Jean “LJ” Lawrence, 42; Jazmin Gonzales-Morgado, 22; Shirley Reinert, 69; Regina Ruth Clements, 37; and Lilian Ocampo Zuniga, age unknown.

If you would like to share information about a man, woman or child who was murdered in an intimate partner or family violence incident, please contact South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center at (530) 544-2118.

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