The University of Toledo will host the Clothesline Project Thursday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Centennial Mall.
The T-shirts created by victims of sexual violence or made in honor of someone who has experienced violence are put on display every year by the UT Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness.
“The Clothesline Project is a powerful tool to convey the experiences of survivors and to raise awareness about various types of sexual violence,” Shahrazad Hamdah, sexual assault and domestic violence advocate in the Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness, said. “People can read the messages and look at the artwork on the T-shirts. Also, making a T-shirt based on your own experience, or in honor of someone you may know, can allow for healing.”
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.
If it rains, the project can be viewed in the Thompson Student Union Trimble Lounge.