|Sign and flags in field along Glenn Highway.|
Photo by Robert DeBerry - used with permission.
"Explaining the 53 percent" by Judy Gette (Spectrum opinion piece) (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 24 Oct 2013).
The piece has an accompanying photo by Robert DeBerry of the Frontiersman showing a sign in a field along the Glenn Highway near the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer with "53%" written on it and a row of purple and white flags planted nearby.
The sign indicates the percentage of adult women in the Mat-Su Borough who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both in their lives. The sign and flags were put up by the Mat-Su National Organization for Women. For more information see Mat-Su Now.