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Share your story or words of solidarity for survivors of sexual assault

September 15, 2017

The Finlandia Young Women’s Caucus for Art will give away blank t-shirts for the upcoming Clothesline Project during the Denim & R.A.I.N.N. day event on Thursday, September 21 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Finlandia Hall as part of the It’s On Us event series.

The Young Women’s Caucus for Art drew inspiration from the story behind The Clothesline Project. According to the National Clothesline Project, the movement ”originated in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990 when members of Cape Cod’s Women’s Defense Agenda learned that during the same time 58,000 soldiers were killed in the Vietnam War, 51,000 U.S. women were killed by the men who claimed to love them. The Clothesline is made up of t-shirts created by survivors of violence, or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence. It is a powerful witness of the violence many live with.”

Write your words of support or share your story on a t-shirt. A screen printing workshop will be directed by Intermedia Department Director Dylan Weiler. Participants are invited to the Fiber Studio on Saturday, September 30 at 11 a.m. Come prepared with a design to work with related to a story of sexual violence or words of support for survivors, and a blank t-shirt.

Collectively, the stories will be displayed during the month of October. Please join the opening reception on Thursday, October 5. A pizza lunch will be served at the first Thursday Art and Design announcement gathering in Jutila 323 at 12 p.m. At 12:30 p.m. guests are invited to go to the Reflections Gallery to see The Clothesline Project.

For more It’s On Us events, please visit finlandia.edu/itsonus.

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