The clothesline project began in 1990 in Hyannis, MA to bring awareness to the overwhelming statistics surrounding the frequency of sexual violence. This project aims to break the silence and bring awareness to sexual violence while empowering survivors. You can participate by decorating and submitting Photos of either physical or virtual t-shirts to our Facebook page "AMHC Sexual Assault Services" or to Instagram #amhcas.
Why: In Rome Italy back in 1992, an 18-year-old girl was raped by her 45-year-old driving instructor who was taking her to her very first driving lesson. She reported the rape, and the perpetrator was arrested and prosecuted. He was then convicted of rape and sentenced to jail. In 1999, the perpetrator appealed the sentence. The case made its way to the Italian High Court where the conviction was overturned, and he was released. The enraged women of the Italian parliament protested this ruling by wearing jeans to work. More information is available at www.denimdayinfo.org.
How: Millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence.
Who: AMHC Sexual Assault Services is the local center that supports all those impacted by sexual violence.
For more information, the AMHC Sexual Assault Services staff are available 24/7 through their Helpline at 1-800-871-7741
Wear teal to bring awareness to sexual violence! Take a picture wearing your teal and tag AMHC on social Media!
April 12, 19, and 26.
The exhibit may be viewed during UMFK’s Blake Library hours. For more information on the exhibit library hours, please contact Gallery Curator Sofia Birden at 834-7527 or email@example.com.