‘Clothesline Project’ to raise awareness of domestic violence

Nicolle Fedor

Nicolle Fedor
Nicolle Fedor

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, and during that time, a clothesline on campus will be filled with shirts hanging in honor of brave individuals who have endured and overcome the struggles of domestic violence.

Additionally, the movie Telling Amy’s Story will be screened Tuesday, Oct 18, at 2 p.m, in Building 26, Room 220. The movie is narrated by actress and activist Mariska Hargitay, and is told by detective Deirdri Fishel, Telling Amy’s Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide. Following the film, representatives from the YWCA San Diego will lead a facilitated discussion about what can be done to prevent this type of violence in our community.

“The Clothesline Project” originated in Massachusetts in 1990 as an outlet for women who have been emotionally, physically and mentally affected by domestic violence.

Individuals are encouraged to express their emotions, educate, document and raise society’s awareness by decorating a shirt as testimony to the problem of violence, not just against women, but children and men as well.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Quad, T-shirts will be displayed in honor of survivors as well as those who have died due to crimes of domestic violence or sexual assault.

Anyone desiring to participate in this event may just bring a shirt to add to the display., organizers report.

For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office at 619-644-7600 or visit http://dvam.vawnet.org/campaigns/clothesline.php

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Fedor is a student in Media Comm 132. She may be contacted at [email protected]