Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Clothesline Project

Break the Silence...
The Equity in Education Center at UVU is pleased to announce The Clothesline Project, a violence awareness and prevention program, being held on Thursday, October 1st and Friday, October 2nd, 2009, in the UVU Student Center Grande Ballroom from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Clothesline Project is a display of t-shirts created by survivors of violence, or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence, and hung on a clothesline for others to view. The Clothesline Project is a powerful witness of the violence many live with, and it provides a healing outlet for those who were forcibly silenced. Its goal is to raise awareness and stir the viewers to action in an effort to end the epidemic of violence. The Clothesline Project is free and open to the public; additionally, blank t-shirts will be available, free of charge, for anyone wanting to share their story.

We are in great need of volunteers on the days of the Clothesline Project to assist with set up (starting at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st in the Grande Ballroom), to explain what the Clothesline Project is to those who view it, hang new t-shirts (if needed), take pictures of new shirts and type the words for our online Clothesline Project, and assist with take-down starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd.
For additional information and/or to volunteer, please contact Jennie Briggs at (801) 863-8498.

Event runs October 1st and 2nd
UVU Grande Ballroom
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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