T-Shirt Project Raises Awareness About Domestic Violence
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 [7:10 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Members of the Lindsey Wilson
College community are decorating the atrium of the Roberta D.
Cranmer Dining & Conference Center this week with t-shirts that
pack a message.
The decorated t-shirts are part of the Clothesline Project, a nationwide effort that
marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Students, faculty, staff and visitors to the Cranmer Dining
& Conference Center are invited to decorate a donated t-shirt
from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CT through Friday. There is no cost to
decorate a t-shirt; each t-shirt will be displayed on a clothesline
strung in the atrium of the Cranmer Dining & Conference
T-shirts can recognize a survivor of domestic violence, share an
experience of domestic violence or make a statement about violence
against women, said Molly Ferguson, LWC assistant professor of
English and women's studies and the organizer of the project.
Ferguson said the project recognizes "all different forms of
violence -- from incest to domestic violence to sexual
In addition to raising awareness about individual cases of
domestic violence, Ferguson said she hopes the display of t-shirts
will also cause viewers to ponder different forms of violence
"Violence does not have to be physical, it can be emotional,
threatening or otherwise damaging to one's self," she said. "We've
had some response, and it's very exciting. I think it's going to be
a beautiful display and also a very moving message to be sent."