UA-PTC hosts Clothesline Project to raise awareness of domestic violence
The Clothesline Project and the Silent Witness Project return to campus beginning Monday, October 4, at Little Rock-South and Monday, October 18, at the Main Campus to raise awareness of the impact of intimate partner violence during the Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October.
Hundreds of shirts, including many created by students, faculty and staff over the years will be hung in the Campus Center Building stairwell and lobby at the Main Campus to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of domestic violence. The Clothesline Project, is a program of the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Its purpose is to bear witness to the survivors and victims of domestic violence, to help with the healing process, to educate and raise awareness of domestic violence, and to provide a network or support and information.
Also on display will be the Silent Witness Project, which includes life-sized, silhouettes representing the Arkansas women, men and children who were murdered as a result of domestic violence. Their stories are included on shields placed on each silhouette.
The Clothesline and Silent Witness projects will be displayed at the following sites and times:
Monday-Wednesday, October 4-6, Concourse
Monday-Wednesday, October 18-20, Campus Center Building lobby/stairwell
Information booths will be staffed Monday, October 4, 9-11 a.m. at Little Rock-South and Monday-Wednesday, October 18-20, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Main Campus where students can get information about healthy relationships, learn about the cycle of domestic violence, how to get a restraining order or talk to someone from the Office of Counseling Services.
UA-PTC Campus Police will distribute copies of Laura's Law, detailing the rights and responsibilities of crime victims.
Limited shirts and craft supplies will be available at each site for visitors to design a shirt in honor of someone they know who has been affected by domestic violence.
For more information, contact Calvin Kirklin, UA-PTC Mental Health Counselor at (501) 812-2288 or e-mail [email protected].
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