IU Northwest Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs

Clothesline Project - Through Oct. 25

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs at IU Northwest announce their sponsorship of The Clothesline Project, a national project intended to educate, break the silence, and bear witness to violence against women.

The idea of the Clothesline Project sprang from the fact that doing laundry was considered “women’s work.” This meant that women hung their clothes to dry while conversing with neighbors. Although it was once considered shameful to “air one’s dirty laundry” about domestic issues, the Clothesline Project is intended to raise awareness about gender violence and give expression to silenced voices. Students, staff, and faculty will have created the tee-shirts to tell their own stories or honor a survivor or victim through words and/or artwork.

The T-shirts will be displayed in the Clothesline Exhibit in Moraine Center from Oct. 14-25.

IU Northwest’s project includes presentations by advocates from local battered women’s shelters, films and discussions in the Women’s Center, and educational brochures and comment cards. 

For more information, contact Dr. Tanice Foltz, Professor of Sociology and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, at tfoltz@iun.edu, or (219) 980-6786. The WGS secretary, Naomi Palagi, can be reached at (219) 980-6714 or enpalagi@iun.edu .

Monday October 21, 2013 08:00 AM
Friday October 25, 2013 05:00 PM
Moraine Student Center lobby
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Naomi Palagi at enpalagi@iun.edu
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