Empty Shoes Memorial

When:
September 26, 2019 all-day
2019-09-26T00:00:00-05:00
2019-09-27T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol
2 E Main St
Madison
WI 53703
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Barb Bigalke
(920) 475-4748

Join the Center for Suicide Awareness on Thursday, September 26, 2019, for the  Empty Shoes Memorial held in front of the Capitol’s State Street Entrance. The event is held in conjunction with the passage of Wisconsin Senators Lena Taylor and Andre Jacque’s resolution to recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Month in Wisconsin.

The Empty Shoes Memorial seeks to visualize the impact of suicide across Wisconsin by presenting hundreds of  shoes and military combat boots on the Capitol lawn reflecting those that died by suicide in just one year in Wisconsin. Suicide impacts everyone in our communities, including our veterans and young adults. This awareness event will not only bring attention to the impacts of suicide, but it will connect community members to the Center’s resources such as HOPELINE, a free 24/7 text-based emotional support service. This free event is open to the public. All are invited to attend.

Location: Steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol

Time: TBD

This free event is open to the public. All are invited to attend.