T-shirt Making Sessions and Display Planned for The Clothesline Project
March 29, 2012
MACOMB, IL - The Clothesline Project Display, a tribute to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence, will be held on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 20, on the east lawn of the Multicultural Center (rain location: Multicultural Center, first floor).
The Women's Center will hold several t-shirt-making sessions for groups and organizations prior to the day of the display. In addition, three open sessions will be held in the Women's Center Conference Room, Multicultural Center 209: Monday, April 9, noon - 2 p.m., Friday, April 13, noon - 2 p.m. and Wednesday, April 18, 4 - 6 p.m. It takes about 20-30 minutes to make a shirt.
T-shirts will be decorated by those who are victims or survivors of sexual abuse, rape, incest, sexual assault, battery, violence perpetrated because of one's sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, physical assault and stalking. Shirts also may be made in memory of family members or friends who have died as a result of any of these crimes.
The shirts will be added to the Victim Services' Clothesline Project collection for display throughout April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month, in the five-county region served by WIRC-CAA.
The Clothesline Project allows survivors to come together to show their respect to others and heal themselves.
The Women's Center is also scheduling t-shirt making sessions for groups and organizations who would like to set up a program or come to their meeting for members to make shirts for the display. To schedule a t-shirt-making session for a group or organization, call the Women's Center at 309-298-2242 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information is available at wiu.edu/wc.
The event is sponsored by the WIU Women's Center and Feminist Action Alliance student organization, in collaboration with the Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency's Victim Services and the University Counseling Center.