The Second National

March to end the silence

and “Best Practices” Conference


What's it all about?

Join us as we honor and remember the women, men & children murdered in acts of domestic violence
each year all around the world, at our second national march & conference in Providence, RI.

Our weekend will start with a Friday night reception at the Westin Hotel Ballroom (look for more info under
Hotel Information), hosted by RI Attorney General Patrick Lynch and other national dignitaries.

Saturday morning we'll meet for breakfast at the Providence Westin for an international presentation all about Silent Witness, to celebrate all we've done so far, and award individuals from around the globe.  Then, all Silent Witness participants will gather at the capitol park to hear family & friends, community members, national dignitaries & Silent Witness activists talk about the Silent Witness projects they’ve worked with, and honor and remember loved ones.  There will be music, food and vendors at the site.

Each state/country will then carry their Silent Witnesses, and we will be led by mounted police officers,
bagpipers and an honor guard in our candlelight March to End the Silence through the streets of Providence.

On Sunday morning at our best practices conference, we'll meet with Janet Hagberg, Executive Director of the Silent Witness Initiative to talk about the domestic violence movement. 

States/countries will present best practices about their projects and we'll have the chance to network and connect with others working with Silent Witness.  We'll learn more about Results projects, and then close our weekend with a special surprise and celebration.

This event is open to ALL Silent Witness projects & friends throughout the world.

We invite you to participate in this amazing event in many ways:

Fill out the Registration Form and check the box if you’d like to speak at the Saturday morning breakfast, or at the Saturday afternoon march.  We’ll contact you talk more about it.

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If you’d like to present a “best practice” at our conference on Sunday,Fill out the “Best Practices” Conference submission form and mail it to us. 

Deadline for submission is October 1st.

Want an overview of the events planned? Check out the Agenda of Events page.

Everyone interested in attending is asked to fill out a Registration Form and mail it to us as soon as possible.

And don’t forget to make your reservations NOW at our host hotel –

find out how at the Hotel Information page.  Rooms are VERY LIMITED!

Want more information about the Silent Witness initiative?

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Questions?  Please email Nancy Rafi at

Home Page General Information Agenda of Events

“Best Practices” Submission Form 

Registration Hotel Information

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