Beaver library will host displays designed by victims of violence

March 30, 2012

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Penn State Beaver library will host the display of a quilt entitled "Survivors Wall" as well as a display entitled "Take a Walk in My Shoes." The displays, which are free and open to the public, will remain at the library throughout April and are exhibited with the assistance of Beaver campus librarian Marty Goldberg, who hosts an annual April display in conjunction with the Women's Center.

The quilt was designed and constructed by victims of sexual violence who are or were clients of the Women’s Center of Beaver County as well as Women's Center volunteers and staff members. Each quilt square depicts emotions felt by the victims. The colors of blue and teal represent healing for victims of child abuse and sexual assault, respectively, and are prominent in the display as well as in information disseminated by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

Each shoe in the display is from a victim whose personal story is attached to give viewers an idea of what that person has endured.

For information about the display, contact Millie Anderson, advocacy coordinator at the Women’s Center of Beaver County, at (724) 775-2032, or contact Goldberg at or (724) 773-3791.

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Last Updated April 09, 2012