A Clothesline for Hanging Out the Stories of Gender Violence

Students were invited to stop by Lamarche Gallery in the Smith Union this week to make t-shirts for The Clothesline Project, a national movement to make sexual violence more visible.

Bowdoin’s Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Education, which facilitated the project here, strung up a clothesline in the Sail Room Thursday morning to display all the t-shirts, each oneĀ  decorated with a story of someone who has experienced gender violence.

The project’s purpose is to “increase awareness of the impact of violence against women, to celebrate a woman’s strength to survive, and to provide another avenue for her to courageously break the silence that often surrounds her experience.”

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