Enough is Enough week started with the Clothesline Project being displayed starting on Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6, 2015 in the Cushing Center Lobby. It is a part of this week’s Enough is Enough Campaign.
The Clothesline Project is a visual representation of violence that has been committed against women, children, and men in our community, across the nation, and around the world. Its purpose is to increase awareness of the impact of violence, to celebrate the strength of survivors, and to serve as an avenue for survivors to courageously “break the silence” that often surrounds their experience. It is a visual reminder of statistics that we often ignore. It serves as both a moving tribute and a vital means of conveying the enormity of this problem in our society.
We know that viewing the shirts may evoke a wide range of emotions. And we understand that the emotions expressed on the shirts are very intense, and can be viewed as graphic, offensive and disturbing – but yet how much more disturbing is it to actually live with the reality being represented? You will see anger, fear and pain. But you will also see love, hope and healing. Each shirt represents one survivor's feelings at a particular time. Please be respectful of this fact.
It is our hope that this project will not only raise awareness, but also encourage members of our community to act so this epidemic of violence will end. Numerous resources exist here on campus (e.g. Health Services) and in our local community (e.g. http://www.nhsaysnomore.org/) to help people who have been impacted by this issue If you would like more information, have questions, or would like to join the fight against this important issue please do not hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or the Multicultural Center at email@example.com