Decorate a T-shirt April 27: Clothesline Project decries violence against women

The Luann Dummer Center for Women will host the second annual UST Clothesline Project April 26-30. Members of the UST community are invited to design a T-shirts and blue jeans as a way of speaking out for themselves or others affected by violence against women. The shirts designers will be anonymous and their art will be displayed on a clothesline in the lower quad.

Donations of old T-shirts and jeans are needed by 4 p.m. Monday, April 26, in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center. All donors will be entered in a raffle to win one of 50 coupons for a free drip coffee from Coffee Bené.

UST students, faculty and staff then are invited to decorate shirts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at tables set up in the lower quad. The shirts will be color-coded to show the form of abuse and whether the victim survived the abuse they experienced. The T-shirts will be hung on the clothesline through Friday, April 30.

The following color code will be used:

  • White T-shirts represent women who died because of violence
  • Yellow or beige represent battered or assaulted women
  • Red, pink and orange represent survivors of rape and sexual assault
  • Blue and green represent survivors of incest and sexual abuse
  • Purple or lavender represent women attacked because of their sexual orientation
  • Black is for women attacked for political reasons
  • Blue jeans represent women attacked because of their race or ethnicity

For more information e-mail Amanda Sesker.