In recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month, students at Penn State Greater Allegheny are invited to share stories of survival and hope, and express their emotions related to sexual abuse or assault by participating in the Clothesline Project.
Students can create a shirt to add to our campus clothesline from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the concourse of the Student Community Center. The Clothesline Project will be on display through the end of April.
The Clothesline Project began on Cape Cod, Mass., and has grown into a worldwide effort. It is a vehicle for those affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirts then hang on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.
The shirts are color coded to show the form of abuse and whether the victim survived the abuse they experienced. For more information on the Clothesline Project organization, visit its website.