Clothesline Project Memorial to Survivors and Victims of Domestic Violence
The Clothesline Project is an annual event sponsored by Student Health, the Office of Community Engagement, Polk County Coordinated Victim Services and Community Health Service, Inc. Come check out the display Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10 and 11 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom A, B and C.
In addition to the clothesline, there will be a role playing activity called "Chutes and Ladders" that helps illustrate the choices victims of domestic violence make when they are deciding how to respond to abuse.
The Clothesline Project is a national art project started by women in Massachusetts as a memorial to the victims and survivors of domestic violence. The project involves designing shirts to remember the women and children murdered as a result of domestic violence and child abuse. The shirts then are hung on a clothesline and displayed in a public location. The purpose is to create a visual memorial to the casualties and survivors of the war against women.
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