From July 11th, Bournemouth University and Acts Fast will be presenting Southmead Project’s ‘Wall of Silence’, a display of images and stories that share the experience and impact of child abuse. The exhibition has already been shown across other towns and cities, including Bristol and Northampton (see http://southmeadproject.org.uk/wall-of-silence/). The exhibition will be accompanied by a conference.
Child abuse leaves a trail of destruction that pervades entire families, the impact of which lasts a lifetime. Yet, victims and survivors find it hard to talk for fear of judgement and disbelief. This powerful exhibition will teach us how we can encourage victims and survivors that it’s OK to talk, and explore how we can help support victims and survivors.
The conference, takes place on Tuesday July 11th, 9.30-16.30 at Bournemouth University’s Talbot Campus (Fern Barrow, Poole BH12 5BB). The Wall of Silence will be available to view by the public, 11th and 12th July 10.00 until 20.00.
Among the speakers, will be Mike Peirce, MBE (CEO, Southmead Project, the creator of the Wall of Silence) and Martyn Underhill (Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner). Other speakers will include survivors, parents, and support groups.