Clothesline Project

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On October 12 and 13, students, faculty and staff are invited to express their emotions by decorating a shirt using paint and brushes. The shirts will be displayed in Building 6 and Building 8, Highline College Student Union, for 2 weeks. Over the years we have observed that using art forms to express subjects such as domestic violence to get the message out to the campus that violence is not tolerated in our communities is an easier method for those affected by power,control and violence.

Location: Building 6, lower level, Outside Women’s Programs & WorkFirst Services Department

Every 9 seconds a women is abused. Every day 4 women are killed by an abuser.

For Resource information go to Women’s Programs Department, Building 6, lower level or call 206-592-3340

If in immediate DANGER call 911! For the 24 hour CRISIS LINE for DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s Network) call: 425-656-7867

YWCA Domestic Violence Advocacy will be on site to answer questions on Oct. 13th 9am-12:00.

The Clothesline ProjectThe Clothesline Project (CLP) started in Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide. See this list of videos on YouTube.

It is the very process of designing a shirt that gives each woman a new voice with which to expose an often horrific and unspeakable experience that has dramatically altered the course of her life.