Clothesline Project honors victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
PARKERSBURG — Those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault will be remembered today in Parkersburg as the Family Crisis Intervention Center will display its part of the statewide Clothesline Project.
It will be on display 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Bicentennial Park near the Wood County Courthouse and the Parkersburg Municipal Building.
The display of around 70 T-shirts bear witness to the violence against women, organizers said. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts with each shirt decorated to represent a woman’s experience, by a survivor or by someone who cares about her, organizers said.
”The Clothesline Project used to be statewide and it is a physical clothesline made up of T-shirts from survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault or from family members who wanted to make a T-shirt in memory of that person,” said Family Crisis Intervention Center Exective Director Emily Larkins.
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