The Clothesline Project is a program to address the issue of violence against men and women. It is a vehicle for women and men affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women and men. This is an opportunity for survivors to reflect on their sexual assault and create a t-shirt as a way of expression.
Host a Shirt-making Session
The "Take Back the Night" Planning Committee is looking for residence hall communities, student organizations and departments around campus to HOST a shirt-making session during the month of April for the Kent State Clothesline Project.
The Clothesline Project, started on Cape Cod, MA in 1990, is a vehicle for those affected by sexual violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirts are then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women, men and children.
Hosts are asked to:
- Provide a private space for people to make shirts (enclosed room or lounge)
- Advertise the session to your group and beyond
- Provide blank shirts for using during the session (your group can get them donated or purchase them.) If this is not possible, please still contact us to discuss other ways to get shirts.
The Women's Center will provide the following:
- Paint and markers for decorating the shirts
- Staff for the session
- Resources to share with participants
To learn more or schedule a shirt making session please call Jennie at the Women's Center (330.672.9230)
For more information about the Clothesline Project, visit www.clotheslineproject.org.