Wayne State College

The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project

  • March 26 - April 26, 2024
  • Kanter Student Center

Create shirts for violence awareness. Sponsored by the STRIVE Office.

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The Clothesline Project is a visual display of violence statistics. Each shirt is made by a survivor of violence, by someone who has lost a loved one to violence, or by a individual, organization, or department that supports those who have experienced violence. Students, clubs, and departments are welcome to create a shirt that shares their experience with violence or displays support for survivors/victims of violence.

If you wish to reserve the shirt and fabric paint, please email [email protected] with your name/organization and what shirt color you would like. T-shirt submissions will be accepted from March 25 to April 5. Shirts that are submitted must be those that are supplied by the STRIVE Office.

All shirts are required to be submitted on or before April 5.

The Clothesline Project installation will be displayed in the Student Center Atrium from April 8-26.

The color of each shirt represents a different type of violence. Meanings include:

  • Gray represents someone who died because of sexual or intimate partner violence.
  • Yellow represents those who have been abused or harmed in dating or domestic violence.
  • Red and pink are for survivors/victims of rape and sexual assault.
  • Green represent survivors/victims of incest, child sexual abuse, and those whose parents were in abusive relationships.
  • Purpose represents people who were attacked because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • White, blue, and black are for allies and advocates.

More information on shirt submissions:

  • Accessing and creating a shirt will not be reported or shared with others; however, it is also not confidential.
  • For legal reasons, we cannot display shirts with the names or contact information of perpetrators.
  • If you choose to include your own name on your shirt, it will be passed on to the WSC Title IX coordinator.

Sponsored by the STRIVE Office