Clothesline Project at GWC April 24-28

Golden West College is participating in the national Clothesline Project during Sexual Assault Awareness Week. T-shirts were hung on clotheslines in the Central Quad as a visual display to bear witness to the violence against women. The clotheslines were installed on Monday, April 24 and will be on display until Friday, April 28.

The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women (and men) 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. With the support of many, it has since spread worldwide.

On Tuesday, April 25, the College held their annual Consent Fair to provide information about sexual assault prevention awareness, affirmative consent, and Title IX. Students and staff engaged with key community organizations to learn more and get involved. Participants decorated their own t-shirt to be added to the Clothesline Project installation and painted messages on denim jeans in support of Denim Day.