FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  October 18, 2005
CONTACT: Rhonda Williamson, Women’s Center Coordinator (361) 825-5531; or Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2337

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WHO:     Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Women’s Center for Education and Service; Students; Faculty and Staff
WHAT:   “Clothesline Project”
WHEN:   Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2p.m.
WHERE:  University Center lawn at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
VISUAL:  T-shirts with messages and illustrations against violence.

“Clothesline Project” Makes a Statement Against Violence

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the “Clothesline Project” on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Center lawn. The event is part of the YWCA "Week Without Violence” campaign that seeks to make people aware of the violence in their communities and suggest alternatives to it.

The “Clothesline Project” is a visual display of T-shirts with messages and illustrations designed by survivors of violence or by the friends and family of victims. The T-shirts will be displayed anonymously, and placed on a laundry line on the lawn of the University Center. The project serves to educate the public on how women are impacted by violence, celebrate a woman's ability to survive, and to provide another avenue to break the silence surrounding violence against women.

The “Clothesline Project” is hosted by the Counseling Center and the Women's Center for Education and Services and is free and open to the public.