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Clothesline Project brings awareness to violence against women

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Throughout this week a national violence awareness and prevention program is taking place at the University of Southern Mississippi.

The program is called the Clothesline Project and is a display of t-shirts created by survivors of violent acts or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence. The clothesline with the t-shirts on it is on display each day through Friday on Weathersby Lawn between Shoemaker Square and the Walker Science Building.

The event is being put on by the Marriage and Family Therapy Organization and the Student Counseling Services and is being held in conjunction with Sexual Assault Crisis Month.

"This is the Clothesline Project. It was started in 1990," said Jessica Baxley, Marriage and Family Therapy Organization. "It's an opportunity to bring awareness to be brought about violence against woman whether it be sexual abuse or physical abuse or any type of violence against women."

An opportunity for folks to make their own t-shirt is taking place from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. in Room-H on the second floor of the RC Cook Student Union.

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