During the first week of February, HEAT (Health Education Awareness Team) will be hosting various gatherings to raise awareness of domestic violence. In Patterson, located in the Colket Center, on Monday February 3rd and Wednesday February 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm, students will have the opportunity to design t-shirts relevant to the awareness of domestic violence, and the t-shirts will be added to the final clothespin exhibit.
At 7 pm on Wednesday, Karen Bailey from SARA (Sexual Assault Response and Awareness) will join the session and facilitate a dialogue about sexual violence prevention, strategies for supporting victims and local resources for victims.
The Clothespin Project was started 24 years ago in Cape Cod, Massachusetts to illuminate the tragedy of violence against women. Its objective is to use the art of t-shirt decorating as a therapeutic outlet for those who are, or have been victims of domestic violence.
These creations â€“ done by the victims, their friends, family, and surrounding community members â€“ are later hung on a clothesline, as a demonstration of the threat of violence against women. These deeply reflective pieces, unique to each person’s experience, take you deep within the problem’s core and inspire all to stop this atrocity head on.
For more information visit the Clothespin Project’s website at:http://www.clotheslineproject.org/ and be sure to stop by the t-shirt design session next Monday or Wednesday!