The Clothesline Project

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Every Spring, the Greek Life Office teams up with a handful of sororities and fraternities, the Campus Violence Prevention Program, and Student Housing to present the Clothesline Project to the rest of the University and city communities.  The Clothesline Project is a program started in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1990 by members of the Women's Defense Agenda to raise awareness of sexual violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence, as well as their supporters, to express their emotions by decorating a blank t-shirt. These t-shirts are then displayed on a clothesline to be viewed by others as a testimony to the problem of sexual violence.  The Clothesline Project provides evidence that incest, domestic violence, and sexual violence exists in our communities. It is a visual reminder of statistics that we often ignore. It gives a voice to those who have been forcibly silenced

So far, more than 300 t-shirts have been decorated, with more added every year.  See below for images and information about previous Clothesline Project displays.