The Clothesline Project is a powerful, week-long installation on the four main PCC Campuses organized by their respective Women's Resource Centers and programs. The project has its origins in Cape Cod, MA to raise awareness and express the emotions for survivors of violence. Every year, PCC encourages students and staff to decorate shirts to share their stories or feelings about their assaults. These shirts are hung on a clothesline around campuses to remind our community that domestic and sexual violence is still a serious issue that demands attention.
"It's an important message."
"It's difficult to read the stories, but also very necessary."
"It's a powerful visual. These could be people I know."
MAVEN members wanted to show support for the project without becoming a distraction to the message. We knew we weren't the only men out there who appreciate this project and we wanted to hear from them too. So in one day and on one campus (April 12th at PCC Sylvania), we set out to gather signatures and responses from guys who passed by the display. The signatures and quotes were used to create a handbill for distribution at all the PCC Clothesline Project locations. The handbill is also available for download below.
The MAVEN club is proud to support the work of the PCC WRCs to raise awareness for domestic and sexual violence and honor survivors' stories.