April 1 – April 30, during normal business hours
Center for Women in Transition (CWIT) sponsors the Clothesline Project, a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has died from assault. The purpose of the Project is to increase awareness of the impact of violence against women, to celebrate a woman’s strength to survive, and to provide another avenue to break the silence that often surrounds her experience. LDL will host a display of decorated shirts in the Upper Lobby throughout April. For more information on CWIT visit https://www.cwitmi.org/.
Clothesline Projects remind people around the world of the real meaning of violence statistics. It originated in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990 when a member of the Cape Cod’s Women’s Defense Agenda learned that during the same time 58,000 soldiers were killed in the Vietnam War, fifty-one thousand U.S. women were killed by the men claiming to love them. For more information on the Clothesline Project, visit http://www.clotheslineproject.info.