Clothesline Project Calls Attention to Violence Against Women
Alma College student T-shirt designs in the national Clothesline Project will be on display in the lower level of Hamilton Commons on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Clothesline Project began in 1990 when members of the Cape Cod Women's Agenda hung a clothesline across the village green in Hyannis, Mass., with 31 shirts designed by survivors of assault, rape and incest. Women viewing the clothesline came forward to create shirts of their own and the line just kept growing. Since that first display the Project has grown to more than 300 local Clothesline Projects nationally and internationally, with an estimated 35,000 shirts.
Like the AIDS quilt, the Clothesline Project puts a human face on the statistics of violence against women. The Project increases awareness of the impact of violence against women, celebrates a woman's strength to survive, and provides an avenue for women to courageously break the silence.
For more information contact the Alma College Center for Student Development at (989) 463-7225 from 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Posted: Sun, October 24th, 2004 at 3:43PM