Five College Clothesline Project on display at UMass for a day!
Outside of Machmer Hall will be a visual display of hundreds of t-shirts made by survivors of relationship, sexual, and gender-based violence as well as their friends and families.
The Clothesline Project is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. Each shirt is decorated to represent a particular woman’s experience, by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide.
That this is the Five College Clothesline Project means the shirts have been made by people in the Five Colleges, making it that much more powerful.