Published: Tue Mar 25, 2014
Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault live everywhere, even in Cookeville. See a piece of their story on T-shirts during the annual Clothesline Project at Tennessee Tech University.
The T-shirts have been made by survivors from TTU and around the community, and others are welcome to make their own shirts during the project or at the TTU Women’s Center in Pennebaker 203 anytime.
“By giving a voice to the silent, the Clothesline Project empowers survivors and allows them to begin healing,” said TTU student Savannah Cassidy.
The shirts will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 5 to 8 p.m. April 1 in the first-floor Roaden University Center Tech Pride Room. The display is free and open to the public.
The Clothesline Project is a national initiative to spread awareness about violence against women. It began in 1990 on Cape Cod, Mass., and has spread across the country and to several other countries. This is the 16th year TTU has hosted the Clothesline Project through the Women’s Center.
The RUC is at 1000 N. Dixie Ave. and Pennebaker Hall is at 1100 N. Dixie Ave. on the TTU campus in Cookeville.