Cape Cod Community College, in collaboration with Independence House and SANE Nurses, will host The Clothesline Project display on Thursday April 18th. This exhibit is designed to increase public awareness of the impact of violence against women and will be displayed from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. along pathways located at the center of campus. At 5:30 p.m. a Candlelight Vigil will be held at the same location to show support for victims and survivors. Guests are invited to walk through this dramatic display of 800 t-shirts decorated by women affected by violence and join the evening ceremony.
Speakers at the Candlelight Vigil will include Lysetta Hurge-Putman, Executive Director of Independence House, and Kathleen Ecker, Director of SANE Nurses. Presenters will reflect on the issues of violence against women and share words from survivors of domestic assault.
The Clothesline Project originated on Cape Cod in 1990 with a display of 31 shirts on a village green in Hyannis. The goal was to educate the public, break the silence of victims, and bear witness to one issue - violence against women. Since its inception, the Clothesline Project has expanded to venues across the U.S. and in several foreign countries.
More information on this international project to curb violence against women can be found at www.theclotheslineproject.org.