The Clothesline Project Exhibition
October 1 @ 7:30 am - November 1 @ 7:00 pm
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with t-shirts, each designed by a survivor or in honor of a woman who has experienced violence to represent the particular woman’s personal experience. The original Clothesline Project began in Cape Cod, MA in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread worldwide.
If you identify as a woman and you have experienced violence, you are invited to create a t-shirt and hang it on the clothesline. If a woman in your life has experienced violence and you wish to honor her, you are invited to create a t-shirt and hang it on the clothesline. If a woman you cared about has lost her life as a result of violence taken against her, you are invited to create a t-shirt and hang it on the clothesline. If a woman in your life has taken her own life as result of the violence she has experienced in her life, you are invited to create a t-shirt and hang it on the clothesline. We hang these t-shirts as evidence of the epidemic of violence against women, impacting us and our community. And we hang these t-shirts in commitment to break the silence of violence and in support of survivors in their recovery process.
The Clothesline Project is an interactive exhibit. Blank t-shirts and art supplies will be provided by the Eccles Health Sciences Library.