Five College Clothesline Project at UMass

April 25, 2013
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Marston Hall

Room: Outside

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Center for Women & Community

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.