October 10, 2017 Melissa Lamar

The Clothesline Project, a display which has been presented nationally to increase awareness of domestic violence, will be on view October 12-20 at Tunxis Community College in the Administration Building and 600 Building hallways to commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The Clothesline Project’s display of T-shirts hanging on a line symbolizes a lifeline which joins survivors together to feel empowered and supported by one another. T-shirts on the line are hand-decorated by survivors with their sentiments and messages, as well as by friends and families of survivors and victims, who have felt the impact of violence.

The Clothesline Project presents itself as the first international movement of its kind, providing a medium for educating the public about the magnitude of the problem of violence against women, while promoting healing and social change. An estimated 50,000 to 60,000 T-shirts have been decorated by women for about 500 Clothesline Projects throughout the world in public displays.

The display is on loan from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. For a map of campus, see tunxis.edu/map. For more information on the display or the human services program at Tunxis, call 860.773.1637 or email crichard@tunxis.edu.

 

 

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