Women's and Gender Studies Clothesline Project
The Clothesline project is a participatory exhibit and a visual display that bears witness and attempts to break the silence surrounding violence against women and girls. The exhibit is comprised of t-shirts decorated to represent a particular woman's or girl's experience, by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her, or cares about the issue. The shirts are hung on a clothesline for viewing. Participants walk through the rows of clothesline to bear witness to these tragedies. The project focuses on providing healing for survivors of violence, educating the public about violence, and preventing violence. The t-shirts on the clothesline were made by VSU students, faculty, staff and persons from the Valdosta community. The Clothesline is displayed each year in October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.