Marsy’s Law Collaborates with Exposed The Podcast Foundation for a Silhouette Art Display at the #LETHERLIVE 5K Run/Walk in Milwaukee
[MILWAUKEE, WI] – Vibrant red silhouettes will grab the community's attention at Milwaukee Veterans Park today. Marsy's Law for Wisconsin and Exposed The Podcast Foundation will display the silhouette art features during Exposed The Podcast Foundation’s #LETHERLIVE 5K Run/Walk to help raise awareness of crime victims’ rights in Wisconsin.
WHAT: Silhouettes display at EXPOSED The Podcast Foundation’s #LETHERLIVE 5K Run/Walk
WHEN: Today, Saturday, October 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Milwaukee Veterans Park 1010 N Lincoln Memorial Dr in Milwaukee, WI
CONTACT: [email protected]
The silhouettes will highlight some of the rights included under Wisconsin’s crime victims’ rights constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law, such as the right to privacy and the right to restitution. The silhouette’s powerful imagery reminds our community that victims and survivors of crime walk among us relatively unseen. Information about rights granted under Marsy’s Law can be easily accessed using scannable QR codes on the silhouettes.
The display will be held in conjunction with EXPOSED the Podcast Foundation’s #LETHERLIVE 5K Run/Walk. You can learn more about the event here.
Natalie Hayden and LaVerne Badger, the Founders of Exposed the Podcast and Nela Kalpic, Outreach Director for Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, will all be available for interviews on October 8 upon request.
About Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin
Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is a grassroots coalition that championed a unique proposal to give victims of crime equal rights in our state, building on Wisconsin’s laws and history of leading on this issue. The crime victims’ rights state constitutional amendment, also known as Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, was ratified during the April 7, 2020 election with an overwhelming 75 percent of voters in support. Marsy’s Law is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas of California who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only one week after her death, Marsy’s mother and brother, Henry T. Nicholas, walked into a grocery store where they were confronted by the accused murderer. The family, who had just come from a visit to Marsy’s grave, was unaware that the accused had been released on bail. In an effort to honor his sister, Dr. Nicholas has made it his life’s mission to give victims and their families constitutional protections and equal rights.
About Exposed The Podcast
EXPOSED The Podcast Foundation is an organization that serves the Milwaukee community by providing educational, preventive and awareness tools to fight against domestic abuse. EXPOSED The Podcast Foundation was created by two survivors of domestic abuse, LaVerne Badger and Natalie Hayden, who began collaborating in 2017. EXPOSED The Podcast Foundation was launched in July 2018 in an effort to shift the narrative and redefine domestic abuse.