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CLOTHESLINE PROJECT

Clothesline Project display

 

Each April, in conjunction with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Vera House coordinates a Clothesline Display.  Over 300 shirts are displayed, each bearing an individual message of anguish, hope and healing. The display is free and open to the public. Come back soon for information about our 2019 display.

What is the Clothesline Project?

  • The display provides an opportunity for survivors to bear witness to their personal experience of violence, and to celebrate their transformation from victim to survivor in a powerful statement of solidarity.
  • The Clothesline Project is part of an international effort to educate people about the personal impact of sexual violence.
  • The project offers adults and children & their supporters an opportunity to have a voice surrounding issues of sexual abuse and assault.
  • Survivors express themselves artistically by creating personally designed T-shirts in a variety of media, which are displayed together publicly. 
  • For many survivors, the Clothesline Project offers an important step on their individual healing journey, by “breaking the silence”.

For more information about the Clothesline Project, click HERE to contact the project coordinator.