The Zonta Club of Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA, along with their sponsored Triumph High School Z Club, recently planned a proclamation signing and Silent Witness Procession. The Proclamation for 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence Proclamation was signed by the Wyoming State Governor Matt Mead as well as another by the Mayor of Cheyenne, which was presented by city councilperson.
The event also included a procession of Silent Witness Silhouettes through downtown Cheyenne, from the state capitol to the county library. Singer Ty Stockton sang a song he wrote about the domestic violence shooting of singer Robin Munis. In the procession, Zontian Debbie Richardson carried her daughter, Christine Town’s Silent Witness Silhouette; a friend carried Robin Munis’ Silhouette and a police officer, who was called to the scene of Robin Munis’ murder, carried a silhouette. A woman carried a handmade sign with her sister’s name and date of her death in the procession.
The proclamations and Silent Witness Silhouettes are on display at the club’s local library, as well as at the Cheyenne Municipal Building, the Joseph C. O’Mahoney Federal Building and Grace United Methodist Church starting 23 November and ending 10 December.
The event, which was also attended by a representative of the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, was reported on by the media, and can be read here.