Clothesline Project Calls Attention to Domestic Violence

October 16th, 2007 by Adam

October is national Domestic Violence Awareness month and the S.A.G.E. Center will host a display of the “Clothesline Project” October 17 to “air out” the truth about domestic violence in our community.

The purpose of the Clothesline Project, which is part of a national endeavor, is to increase awareness of the impact of domestic and sexual violence, to celebrate a victim’s strength to survive, and to provide an important avenue for survivors to break the silence.

This powerful exhibit offers a clearer understanding of the abuse and neglect suffered by women, men, children and family members within our communities on a daily basis .

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of t-shirts hanging on a clothesline with messages and illustrations that have been designed by survivors of domestic and sexual violence, or by friends and/or family members of survivors. The Clothesline Project may also contain shirts made to honor victims who died as a result of violence.

T-shirt decorating stations will be set up for anyone who would like to create a Clothesline Project t-shirt for future displays.

For information call the S.A.G.E. Center at (603) 535-2387.