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Clothesline Project preview

by Jaymi Gooden - Campus Talk Editor
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 10:00 pm

 The Clothesline Project just completed the process of recruiting volunteers for their annual event which will take place in the Seymour College Union Ballroom on Wednesday, April 19, at 5 p.m.

The Clothesline Project is aimed at tackling the issue of committing violence against women. Although women are not the only ones who suffer from domestic  and sexual violence and other groups tackling the issue of domestic violence like RESOLVE have graced Brockport's campus before, the Clothesline Project is different.

The events involves t-shirts hung on a clothesline throughout a room. On the t-shirts are slogans, inspirational quotes and even personal stories of women who have been a victim of violence in the past. It began in the early 1990s in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Now, the project has become a popular way to bring awareness to domestic violence on college campuses throughout the United States. 

According to their mission statement, The College at Brockport's Prevention and Outreach Services provides the college with services, programs and interventions that address the biological, psychological and social factors that impact the health of individuals, students groups and the campus community. 

"Maintaining healthy behaviors, skills, and attitudes that enhance personal development, academic success, and campus/community well-being," is the program's top priority. 

The Clothesline Project is one of the ways that statement is reinforced every academic year at Brockport. 


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