October 22, 2014  

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Southern Miss to host Clothesline Project April 21-25

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The Clothesline Project, a national violence awareness and prevention program, will be held at The University of Southern Mississippi April 21-24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Weathersby Lawn, located between Shoemaker Square and Walker Science Building on the Hattiesburg campus. This free event, held in conjunction with Sexual Assault Crisis Month, is open to the public.

The Clothesline Project is a display of T-shirts created by survivors of violence, or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence, and hung on a clothesline for others to view. The shirts will be on display April 21-25 for others to view. Blank T-shirts will be available, free of charge, for anyone wanting to share their story.

Opportunities to make T-shirts will be Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. in Room H on the second floor of the R.C. Cook Student Union. The project will also include resource information related to violence against women. The shirts can be made in the Union or they may be made elsewhere and dropped off at the Clothesline Project at a later time.

The Clothesline Project can be borrowed at no cost to any organization interested in displaying the shirts at their events. For more information, contact Michelle Howard at michelle.howard@usm.edu or Rachel Spear at 601.266.6734 or e-mail rachel.spear@usm.edu.