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College of Notre Dame Students Form “Living Clothesline” to Protest Violence Against Women

April 11, 2011

Students at College of Notre Dame of Maryland are forming a living clothesline on campus to raise awareness of violence against women and girls and to announce the arrival of the Notre Dame Clothesline Project on campus.

From 12:15 until 1:30 p.m. on April 19, students will walk the campus joined by a line of rope, each wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a statistic about the number of women and girls who suffer at the hands of violence. 

The Clothesline Project will open on Doyle Lawn with a prayer service at 12:15 p.m. on April 26 and remain on display from 10 to 4 p.m. through April 28. (Rain dates are May 3-5).

On April 14 at 7 p.m., the College will host a screening of “For Colored Girls” at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library, followed by a discussion about violence against women.

Notre Dame’s Clothesline Project is part of a national campaign to build awareness and bear witness to violence against women. At Notre Dame, it is a collaborative service learning project for students, who prepare by conducting T-shirt message-designing workshops for women at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women. The messages on the T-shirts are created by women who are survivors of violence, or in honor of loved ones harmed by violence. 

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