Women’s Resource Center Presents “An Empty Place at the Table” Exhibit

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Scranton, PA- For the month of October — National Domestic Violence Awareness month — the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is raising awareness of the impact of domestic violence in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the “An Empty Place at the Table” exhibit. This display honors those individuals from Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties whose lives were tragically cut short due to domestic violence.  Each place at the table is unique  with personal items from the individuals displayed. According to WRC Executive Peg Ruddy, “Each place setting serves as a beautiful, touching, and distinctive memorial.  The exhibit is  a constant reminder to inspire hope and reform in the realm of domestic violence. Awareness is the first step in preventing another empty place at the table.”


The table can be viewed at the following locations in October 2018:


Tuesday, October 9th; 11 AM – 3 PM

Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College; 525 Pine Street; Scranton


Wednesday, October 10th; 6:30 PM, An Evening of Reflection & Prayer sponsored by the Sisters of the IHM at the IHM Center at Marywood University


Wednesday, October 17th; 3 PM – 6 PM

Montrose United Methodist Church, 90 Church Street, Montrose


Thursday, October 25th; 11 AM – 3 PM

University of Scranton, DeNaples Center, Mulberry Street, Scranton

Sponsored by the Jane Kopas Women’s Center


The WRC was the organization that started the “An Empty Place at the Table” displays that are now seen around the country in 1993. The first project video — narrated by Susan Sarandon – and the display concept has received numerous national state and local honors.

The Women’s Resource Center’s mission is to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education and social change. For more information about WRC and the programs and services it provides, go to www.wrcnepa.org or to the Facebook page – wrcnepa.