The art installation features a display of shirts containing written messages and illustrations that demonstrate the impact of violence.
The art installation features a display of shirts containing written messages and illustrations that demonstrate the impact of violence.

Clothesline Project raises awareness about violence

The women’s center will display this year’s Clothesline Project from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, through Friday, Oct. 7, at the Hub.

The art installation features a display of shirts containing written messages and illustrations that demonstrate the impact of violence. The shirts are designed by survivors, advocates, or anyone affected by sexual assault, domestic abuse and other forms of gendered violence, inclusive of trans-identified and trans-feminine women.

The women’s center will use the hashtag #EverybodyKnowsSomebody to raise awareness on social media.

Clothesline Project organizers started the tradition last year of uniting as a community to honor the stories displayed in the exhibit with a ceremony before taking down the display.

The closing ceremony, which will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Seal, will bring together campus and community partners such as Women Helping Women, Oxford PFLAG and student counseling services. There will be poetry readings and reflection.

Miami Regionals' Middletown campus also will host a number of events in October to raise awareness about domestic violence.