Turn Off The Violence

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Date(s) - Monday, October 7, 2013 - Thursday, October 10, 2013
All Day

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Turn Off The Violence Week:

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Each October since 1997, we have sponsored a week dedicated to helping the Mason community work to end violence against women, and to honor its victims.

The Clothesline Project
Developed in 1990, the Clothesline Project is a global effort to raise awareness on sexual and intimate partner violence. Survivors and supporters can decorate shirts to honor victims and break the silence surrounding these crimes. The Clothesline is an educational tool for the community, a healing tool for survivors, and a call to victims that they are not alone. By designing a shirt, survivors and their supporters gain a voice and promote healing. For more information about the national project, visit ClotheslineProject.org.

Every year since 1997, George Mason University has participated in The Clothesline Project and currently has over 500 shirts. For the duration of TOV Week, shirts are hung daily in the groves surrounding Robinson Halls and the walkway in between Student Union Building I and Fenwick Library. Students can heal by creating their own shirts and passers-by can gain a deeper understanding of victim trauma. The project is especially eye opening for those who have never thought about sexual violence and dating/partner violence and its occurrence on the Mason campus.

The Clothesline Project
10/7 – 10/10
10 AM – 4 PM

Flash Lectures
@ the clothesline all week

Take Back The Night
Rally & March
Reception & Survivor Speakout follow the March

Legacy of Rape Panel
7 PM
Arlington Campus

Wellness Wednesday
12 PM – 2 PM
@ the clothesline

Facebook Event
Volunteer Signup