A mobile interactive exhibit that takes viewers into the worlds of children abused by parents or guardians will open in Riverside later this week, marking the start of a nearly two-month-long tour through Riverside County, before ending in a visit to Palm Desert.
The Lisa Project, hosted by the District Attorney's Office, is scheduled
to begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Galleria at Tyler mall, where it will
remain on display until Oct. 7.
Described as a "fully interactive multi-sensory experience,'' the Lisa Project offers vivid depictions of what children of abuse endure.
Organizers describe the exhibit as PG-13 because of the disturbing
nature of some of the displays, which include rooms designed to replicate the
chaos, stress and fear of abuse victims, whose stories and outcomes are shared with visitors.
The Lisa Project includes recommendations on how to identify and stop
After it leaves Riverside, the exhibit will travel to the Hemet Valley
Mall, where it will remain until October 28, after which it goes to the Desert
Crossing Shopping Center in Palm Desert from November 2-18.
The exhibit will be open at each location Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.