Emerson Stopping Sexual Assault Presents: The Clothesline Project

Organized By Sarah Tedesco

Location: Piano Row MPR

Piano Row MPR (38.352409, -97.685379)


Emerson Stopping Sexual Assault will start off the 2013 -2014 year by presenting our own Clothesline Project display created during the Spring of 2013. The Clothesline Project is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. We will also have a survivor speaker from the Boston Area Rape and Crisis Center attending to speak. After BARCC volunteers will explain resources that the agency offers and inform the Emerson Community about what they can do to be successful activist's relating to the topic of sexual assault. Come out to take a look at the powerful shirts that will be displayed created by Emerson Students. You can stay for the entire program or just pop in to see the shirts! The presentation of the shirts will be from 8:00 to 9:00 and then the BARCC volunteer will speak from 9:00 to 10:00. If you are interested adding to the collection of anonymous shirts contact Sarah Tedesco and Jillian Mckenna Doherty at [email protected]. If you can stay to listen to the BARCC survivor speaker we are sure you will learn a lot and be inspired to step up and combat the issue of sexual violence on College campus's. At this event there is also an option for Emerson Students to speak out and submit poetry, survivor stories, quotes, and etc. to be read. If you are interested in being a presenter please contact Sarah and Jillian via email. If you are interested in submitting please submit your piece anonymously at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y5LQftstyOvUlcyI5YZrmL7xzJAzSVItC_jaqQAPoBg/viewform We look forward to seeing you at the event and collaborating about how we can bring awareness to this very important topic.