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The Clothesline Project in Uptown Normal
April 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
In the summer of 1990, a coalition of women’s groups on Cape Cod developed a program that would educate, break the silence and bear witness to violence against individuals.
The concept was simple – let each person tell their story in their own unique way, using words and/or artwork to decorate their shirt. Once finished, they would then hang their shirt on the clothesline. This very action serves many purposes:
- It acts as an educational tool for those who come to view the Clothesline
- It allows those who are still suffering in silence to understand that they are not alone
- It becomes a healing tool for anyone who makes a shirt – by hanging the shirt on the line, survivors, friends and family can literally turn their back on some of that pain of their experience and walk away