Education and Systems Advocacy

Request a Speaker

Safe Alliance provides a variety of speaking engagements and training opportunities throughout the communities we serve. Training may be requested on topics including trauma, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

To request a speaker on domestic violence contact Michael Sexton at the Domestic Violence Speaker’s Bureau  at 704-432-1568. The Speaker’s Bureau is a collaboration of Safe Alliance and the Mecklenburg County Women’s Commission Domestic Violence Services that trains speakers, including survivors of domestic violence,  and coordinates speaking engagements throughout the community.

To request a speaker on any other topic , please complete the attached Speaker Request Form and email to You may also contact Joanna Miller for additional information at 704-367-2712.


Reserve the Silent Witness Display
The Silent Witness National Initiative is a program aimed to increase awareness of domestic violence and end homicides that result from domestic violence. The program currently operates in all 50 states and 20 countries around the world. 

The original Silent Witness was formed in Minnesota in 1990 in response to the growing number of murders due to domestic violence. A group of 27 life-sized, red silhouettes were constructed as an exhibit to demonstrate the loss of 26 women in the state in 1990 due to domestic violence, with one added to represent those victims whose deaths were left unsolved or incorrectly ruled accidental.

If you are in Mecklenburg County and wish to reserve Silent Witness display for your organization, contact Michael Sexton at the Mecklenburg County Women’s Commission at 704.432.1568 or visit their website for more information.