Fear. Anger. Forgiveness. Resiliency. So many emotions are seen in the T-shirts created for the Clothesline Project.
The annual event will return to The University of Toledo Thursday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Centennial Mall. If it rains, the display will be moved inside the Thompson Student Union Trimble Lounge.
“The Clothesline Project is a powerful display of the impact that violence has on the lives of so many people. For survivors, making a T-shirt and sharing their message with the community can be very healing,” Shahrazad Hamdah, sexual assault and domestic violence advocate in the Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness, said.
The T-shirt display coordinates a color to many types of abuse: white for those who died because of violence; yellow and beige for battered and assaulted women; red, pink and orange for survivors of rape and sexual assault; blue and green for survivors of incest and sexual abuse; purple for those who were attacked because of their sexual orientation; and black for women attacked for political reasons.
Students and employees who would like to make a shirt can stop by the center in Health and Human Services Building Room 3005 Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All supplies will be provided.
For more information about the event, contact Hamdah at firstname.lastname@example.org.