April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and there will be activities on college campuses all over the country as we continue the struggle to eliminate this epidemic. Each year one in five women are victims of sexual assault on college campuses all over the country. This is a statistic we cannot ignore.
The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. 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 worldwide.
So this year our branch is going to assist with this project. We will be joining Community Works in putting up our own clothesline outside the student union building (Stevenson Hall) at SOU from April 26 through the 28th. I will be coordinating a t-shirt decorating party at my home in April. If you are interested in working on this please let me know. All you have to provide is an old shirt and your creativity. Let’s fill up these clotheslines!