NOVA’s Sexual Assault Services (SAS) presented The Clothesline Project this October at the Annandale, Medical Education and Manassas Campuses. The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the impact of domestic and sexual violence.
In this display, a clothesline is hung with shirts created by our own NOVA community. Each shirt is decorated to represent a survivor’s experience or to show support for survivors with messages to end violence. Student Life and volunteers assisted with this initiative on all three campuses.
It is a well-known statistic that one in five women and one in 16 men will be affected by sexual violence on a college campus in a given year. Nearly one in four relationships experiences violence as well. With over 120 shirts swaying in the breeze, those who passed by saw educational comments and inspirational words that demonstrated how such violence affects us all.
For more information, please contact SAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.338.0834.