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Clothesline Project to raise awareness about violence against women

The Ohio Clothesline Project will be displayed 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. today and Friday and Monday-Thursday, Nov. 15-18, in the academic quad. The project is designed to bring awareness to the trauma of violence against women. A clothesline is hung with shirts, each designed with messages or illustrations by survivors of violence, their families or friends.

Those displayed include shirts from the state project, as well as shirts made in previous years by Butler County residents and members of the Miami community.

The project started with 31 shirts hung in Hyannis, Mass., in the fall of 1990 and has since grown to include communities across the country.

For those who would like to participate by creating a shirt, a free session will be held 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in 336 Shriver Center.

The Clothesline Project is coordinated by Women’s Issues Student Educators and sponsored by campus groups including the Association for Women Students, Feminist Majority Campus Connection of MU and the Women’s Studies Program.

Date Published: 11/11/1999
Volume: 19   Number: 16

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